Taliban Takeover Encourages Extremists, Terrorism Worldwide

 

Image depicts a Emirate Islami (Taliban) flag hanging on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy near Massoud Square in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Wikimedia Commons)

At least 100 people were killed or wounded Friday in a suicide bombing at a Shi’ite mosque in Afghanistan. It’s the third deadly attack this week; extremist leaders say the Islamic State-K is trying to undermine Taliban authority.

Leaders fear increased terrorist activity in neighboring India following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. Experts also warn of emboldened jihadists in Africa.

“There’s this feeling that ‘mighty America’ has been defeated, and now we (terrorists) can do whatever we want. We’ve got momentum on our side,” Voice of the Martyrs Canada spokesman Greg Musselman observes.

The power shift in Afghanistan comes at a critical time for the Western war on terror in Africa. A coalition of West African terrorists recently compared the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan to a French troop reduction in the Sahel.

Terrorist activity is up by 33-percent in the Sahel region compared to last year. Last month, former French intelligence agent Claude Moniquet said Europe must maintain an active presence, not reduce it:

“Why are we in the Sahel? Very clearly, to keep the threat as far as possible from European borders. It may seem like a dangerous policy, politically and legally questionable, but is a question of security for Europe.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

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