After Absolute Victory, Taliban Boldly Proclaim New Direction: ‘Islamic Law Will Come Not to Just Afghanistan, But All Over the World’


As the Taliban swallowed what was left of Afghanistan on Sunday, its leaders were making it clear that they have not yet fully achieved their goal. A Taliban leader identified as Muhammed Arif Mustafa told CNN’s Clarissa Ward that Islam will keep on fighting, Forbes reported. “It’s our belief that one day mujahedeen will have victory, and Islamic law will come not to just Afghanistan, but all over the world. We are not in a hurry. We believe it will come one day. Jihad will not end until the last day,” he said. The Forbes report said Ward later found a way to talk with women inside a Taliban stronghold, and brought up the subject of school. “Absolutely not — girls don’t go to school,” Ward said she was told in an off-camera interview. “The Taliban says it’s bad.” On Sunday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called the “lack of resistance” on the part of the Afghan army that America trained for 20 years “extremely disconcerting,” according to CNN. “They had all the advantages, they had 20 years of training by our coalition forces, a modern air force, good equipment and weapons,” he said. “But you can’t buy will and you can’t purchase leadership.”

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