Posted Aug 27, 2021 by Michael L. Brown

The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has implications far beyond the borders of that nation. That’s because the Taliban takeover provides fresh inspiration for Islamic radicals worldwide while at the same time providing a “liberated zone” for Islamic terror. As the Islamists love to say, “Allahu Akbar!” Islam, in their eyes, is triumphant once again.

Just listen to this sermon, titled “War on Islam,” and preached last Friday by Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada at the Muslim Youth of Victoria Islamic Center.

To paraphrase his words, “Look at all the money spent by Jews and Christians to destroy Islam, Look at what the West tried to do for 20 years in Afghanistan. And now what has happened? Islam has overcome! Islam will overcome! As for the Jews and Christian, they are not our friends. We must stand with our brothers in Afghanistan and support Sharia Law!”

Then, he declared in Arabic, “We say Allahu Akbar!”

In his view, and the view of many other Muslims worldwide, America’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, with more ghastly consequences each passing day, was a sign of our weakness and lack of resolve. We could not stand up to the strength of Islam.

Yes, this is the message that will be pushed globally, inspiring and rallying a new wave of radical Muslims, just like the fall of Iran to Ayatollah Khomeini 1979 and the 9-11 terror attacks of 2001 inspired Islamic extremists worldwide.

The Taliban “victory” will inspire more terror and encourage more Islamic fundamentalism, reinvigorating groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda and giving birth to other, destructive groups.

Not only so, but America’s abandonment of Afghanistan now means that Islamic terrorist have a safe haven and a new base of operations. (Let’s not forget that our whole reason for invading Afghanistan in the first place was that the Taliban gave shelter to our arch-enemy Osama Bin Laden.)

In his book Holy Terror, Iranian author Amir Taheri explained the strategies of Hassan al-Sabbah (1050-1124), founder of the Order of Assassins. He wrote, “Almost a modern revolutionary, Hassan understood the four phases of a successful politico-religious movement: study, propagate, organize, and attack. He also knew that a genuine revolutionary movement needs at least one ‘liberated zone’ from which to launch its bid for the conquest of the world.”

In a certain sense, even though there will certainly be feuds between rival Islamic groups, Afghanistan now serves as a massive, liberated zone from which Islamic radicals can regroup, organize, train, and export terror around the globe.

Just think of the Muslims who flocked to ISIS in Syria to join their demented cause. This was time for holy war, and this was the place where you could join.

As for the close connection between radical Islam and violence, the Catholic Islamic scholar Samir Kahlil Samir noted that, “Violence was definitely a part of the rapid rise and expansion of Islam. At the time, no one found anything blameworthy in Muhammad’s military actions since wars were part of the Arab Bedouin culture. Today, the problem is that the fiercest Muslim groups keep adopting that model. They say, ‘We have to take Islam to non-Muslims as the Prophet did, through war and violence’, and they base these statements on some verses from the Qur’ān.” (111 Questions on Islam)

As for the horrific practice of suicide bombings, which took more innocent lives on Thursday, Samir pointed to a document released at the end of a major summit held in Beirut in January 2002, in which more than 200 Sunni and Shiite religious scholars came together from 35 countries.

They wrote (addressing the question of Palestinian suicide bombers): “The actions of martyrdom of the mujāhidīn [jihadists or freedom fighters] are legitimate and have their foundation in the Qur’ān and in the prophet’s tradition. They represent the most sublime of martyrdoms because the mujāhidīn accomplish them in full conscience and freedom of choice.”

And what’s good for Palestinian jihadists is good for jihadists worldwide. Death to the infidels! Instill terror in their hearts! Blow yourself up to kill unbelievers and be welcomed into paradise!

Samir also noted that, “This perspective has found widespread acceptance in legitimizing the suicide actions. It also can be found in the field of education: many books used in Palestinian schools teach young people the obligation of jihād in all its forms and give legitimacy to the actions of those called ‘martyrs of Islam’ by explaining that they must not be considered suicides but heroes who are destined for heaven because they made a true jihād. In fact, they behaved in conformity with the Qur’ān and sacrificed themselves for the Islamic cause.”

Now, throughout the nation of Afghanistan, children will be indoctrinated in principles of Islamic terror as they live under the shadow of Talbian Sharia, an especially harsh, draconian version of Islamic Law.

By all means, then, let us continue to pray for Afghanistan, and let us pray that, as Islam’s ugliest aspects are revealed to the world, many Muslims might awaken to the truth.


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OT posted a comment · Sep 27, 2021
U.S. in Afghanistan, It was also a humanitarian presence! not just strategic. we stayed to keep a terrorism from gaining ground!
OT posted a comment · Sep 12, 2021
I hope America does not come to regret pulling completely out of that region. It was not a wrong thing we did bringing some semblance of stability and what we tried to do for the people of Afghanistan women. Former Sec of state Condoleezza Rice said we have to honor our commitments because America is known for its power but also for it’s values !
OT posted a comment · Aug 28, 2021
When all the big tech censored conservative speech began media said zip in fact they defended it! I hoped and prayed it would come back on them ! I’m still praying it will and they would have a reckoning! The press is playing with fire... Wrong will never be right ! And it will have to be righted! Just like the killing of innocent baby's!
OT posted a comment · Aug 28, 2021
SWKH310 where the FREAK is your sarcastic... ire for crying out loud ? I’m so disappointed you possess no principles! Twitter permanently suspends Alex Berenson over coronavirus tweets, Twitter has permanently suspended former New York Times journalist and author Alex Berenson, a critic of coronavirus lockdowns and mandates, from its platform. "The account you referenced has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation rules," a Twitter spokesperson told Fox News in response to an inquiry Saturday night. On his Substack page, Berenson subsequently posted a brief message, just over 152 characters, titled, "Goodbye Twitter." "This was the tweet that did it," he wrote, above a screenshot of his account before it was taken down. "Entirely accurate. I can’t wait to hear what a jury will make of this." In that tweet, he wrote that the coronavirus vaccine does not stop infection or transmission. "Don’t think of it as a vaccine," he continued. "Think of it – at best – as a therapeutic with a limited window of efficacy and terrible side effect profile that must be dosed IN ADVANCE OF ILLNESS." ALEX BERENSON: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FORMTER NY TIMES REPORTER, COVID-19 LOCKDOWN CRITIC The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention say that COVID-19 vaccines "are safe and effective" following tens of thousands of clinical trials and that side effects are rare. Berenson, 48, made national headlines last year for his criticism coronavirus lockdowns and mandates, drawing the ire of Big Tech, the mainstream media and others who sought to bury his writing. In a December op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Berenson warned that the COVID-19 pandemic had ushered in "a new age of censorship and suppression." "Information has never been more plentiful or easier to distribute. Yet we are sliding into a new age of censorship and suppression, encouraged by technology giants and traditional media companies. As someone who’s been falsely characterized as a coronavirus ‘denier,’" he wrote at the time. "I have seen this crisis firsthand." At that time, he had just finished battling with Amazon over a dispute over his own self-published books. "Since June, Amazon has twice tried to suppress self-published booklets I have written about Covid-19 and the response to it," he continued. "These booklets don’t contain conspiracy theories. Like the scientists who wrote the Great Barrington Declaration, I simply believe many measures to control the coronavirus have been damaging, counterproductive and unsupported by science." Berenson worked at the New York Times from 1999 until 2010, before becoming a full-time novelist. He also published nonfiction, including a controversial 2019 book that argued against the legalization of marijuana.
Deancooper posted a comment · Aug 28, 2021
Dr. Brown wrote, "Now, throughout the nation of Afghanistan, children will be indoctrinated... By all means, then, let us continue to pray for Afghanistan, and let us pray that, as Islam’s ugliest aspects are revealed to the world, many Muslims might awaken to the truth." It struck me how equally this could be said about America. Our children are being indoctrinated too. We are under control of Big Media / Big Tech / Big Government. When will the ugly aspects of America be revealed?
OT posted a comment · Aug 28, 2021
I don’t think they thought it would go the way it went! They did not see it falling into the hands of the Taliban ! They thought they had time to process all the people who needed to leave. “Jesus help”!
OT posted a comment · Aug 28, 2021
“And to all those who choose to fall to untruths & unrighteousness, you then will be accountable to Him. ” Truesay43 aren’t you humbled and rejoice that Jesus also takes care of all your unrighteousness & failings, sin, if you believe! The world is a fallen place! And on top of it all you are condemned by your own judgement if you let it stand repent and Pray they stop the murdering of innocent baby’s!
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Truesay43 posted a comment · Aug 28, 2021
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST knows all! I would have never thought in my lifetime that I would see the day or live in a time such as this. Many believing lies, casual beyond unconcerned behavior during a deadly pandemic, falling to hateful rhetoric from politicians & their followers, racism, violence, calling good evil and evil good. Wow! Unimaginable! The Bible says there would be a falling away & those giving heed to seducing spirits. It is clearly being lived out by many and seen now. But KING JESUS will set all things in order. And to all those who choose to fall to untruths & unrighteousness, you then will be accountable to Him. Repent & believe the Gospel! Don’t put your faith in man, trust Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Savior.