Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

By Ben Cohen 

'A lesson for all oppressed peoples': Iran, Hamas embrace violent takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban

 

August 27, 2021



Iran and Hamas on Monday effusively welcomed the final capitulation of the Afghan government to Taliban insurgents over the weekend, praising the hardline Islamist organization for its “brave leadership” in defeating the “American occupation.”

As reports poured in from around the country of Taliban fighters seizing unmarried girls to serve as sex slaves and carrying out executions of members of the Afghan military, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi gushed over the “defeat” of the U.S., claiming that the Taliban’s violent seizure of power reflected “the reign of the will of th...



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