Arguing that America has a moral obligation to assist those endangered by Taliban rule, a coalition of evangelical leaders is urging the Biden administration to help resettle Afghanistan citizens who were allies of the U.S. or who may face persecution for their Christian faith.
What we’ve seen on the ground in Afghanistan and what we’ve seen in the Middle East for a long time is the working out of a radical worldview. None of the happenings of the last 20 years, or the last 20 days, can be understood without understanding the worldview.
The Taliban declared an "amnesty" yesterday and called on women to join their new government. Their spokesman declared during a news conference Tuesday in Kabul, “We assure that there will be no violence against women.” However, when the Taliban last ruled Afghanistan, their fighters tortured and killed the country’s former president, then hanged his body from a traffic post. Women who were unaccompanied in public places could be beaten; an Afghan mother was forced to kneel in a stadium and then shot dead between the goal posts.