Bangladesh: Islamists emboldened by Taliban win in Afghanistan


Islamic fundamentalists in Bangladesh have taken to social media to embrace the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. Experts say Dhaka should be cautious but not overly concerned. “Go ahead (Taliban), the future world is waiting for you to lead it,” S. Islam, a user from the northeastern Bangladeshi city of Sylhet, wrote on the DW Bengali service’s Facebook page. A. Shek, another Facebook user from the district of Sirajganj, considers the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul “a victory of Islam.” “I’m so happy to see the victory of Islam before my death. I was never that happy before in my entire life,” he wrote. Thousands of users have been incessantly posting comments on social media to praise the Islamic fundamentalist group’s victory and denounce Western media outlets “for propagating” against it.

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