Did Western Troop Withdrawals Help or Hurt?

Graphic courtesy of VOM Canada

Weeks after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, Voice of the Martyrs Canada spokesman Greg Musselman describes ongoing apprehension.

“There seems to be this shift [in perception], that we are not – as Western nations – prepared to defend the innocent,” Musselman says.

“When you see what happened in Afghanistan, and with some of the (French) troops being taken out of Africa as well, there is this concern [that] Christians are sitting targets.”

Afghanistan may get most of the global headlines, but the French troop withdrawal in West Africa raises concern, too. French troops plan to leave the region at the same time as the Islamic State is gaining traction.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

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