The fall of Afghanistan and the resurgence of radical Islam – Catholic World Report

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As I write this, the news is full of reports that Kabul has fallen to the Taliban, that the president of Afghanistan has fled, and that the new government will be named the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, it’s being reported that the U.S. Embassy has been evacuated, but it’s not yet clear if embassy staff have been able to leave the country. Up until yesterday, many in the Biden administration were saying that none of this would happen, or—if it did happen—it wouldn’t happen for a long time. But it’s happening right now. And the suddenness of the takeover should give us pause. In the last two years there has been a cascade of sudden events for which few were prepared—violent riots in hundreds of American cities, a surging rise in crime, a worldwide pandemic, the contentious election of a president with a tenuous grasp on reality, a revival of racial tensions, and an invasion of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants across our southern border. Most stunning of all, the reins of the U.S. government are now in the hands of committed leftists. From a historical perspective, all of this happened in the blink of an eye. And—at least for most Americans—almost all of it was unexpected.

The fall of Afghanistan and the resurgence of radical Islam – Catholic World Report

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