An American has been taken hostage by the Taliban for allegedly promoting Christianity after the group raided the offices of a Swiss nonprofit organization based in Afghanistan.
News travels fast even to the mountainous, remote, economic fifth-world backwardness of Afghanistan. The Taliban leadership has learned the radical liberal regime in America recently paid high dollar ransom prices for hostages.
This from townhall.com.
The question created by this is, ‘What additional toys are the Taliban seeking, what did the Obiden Regime not already leave them, or what more could they be intending to buy?’
On Friday, the International Assistance Mission (IAM) confirmed that the Taliban had detained the American worker and 18 others after the radical group stormed its offices in Ghor, approximately 400 miles west of Kabul in a remote, difficult-to-access part of the country—but, hell, the entire country is remote and difficult to access.
Since the Taliban seized control of the country two years ago, NGOs have become a more significant threat. The group introduced harsh measures, banning Afghan women from education after the sixth grade and from public life and work—including working for NGOs.
Three members, including the American, were taken in the first raid, and the 15 others were taken ten days later. However, they are being held in an unknown location in Kabul—the site of the Obiden Regime’s 2021 botched Afghanistan withdrawal.
The International Assistance Mission said in a statement:
We are unaware of the circumstances that led to these incidents and have not been advised of the reason for the detention of our staff members.
The well-being and security of our colleagues are paramount to us, and we are doing everything possible to ensure their safety and secure their swift release.
However, Taliban officials said the detainees were taken into custody for:
[P]ropagating and promoting Christianity.
The State Department said it knew that a U.S. citizen was captured by the Taliban, reinforcing its warning about U.S. nationals not traveling to Afghanistan because of armed conflict, civil unrest, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.
The State Department said in a statement:
Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe, and the risk of kidnapping or violence against U.S. citizens in Afghanistan is high.
We have no further details to share at this time.
The nonprofit IAM has operated in Afghanistan for nearly 60 years and is a Christian-based organization working to improve healthcare, education, and community development.
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Author: Nathanael Greene
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