The news of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan has flooded news outlets all over the world. The United States has pulled out its troops, leaving much of their military equipment behind for the Taliban to take.
Worry for the Christians in Afghanistan is higher than ever before. Violence towards Christians by the Taliban is not uncommon. In the country, Christian missionary work is illegal.
I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures of the overcrowded planes taking Afghan people away to safety. Many countries have agreed to temporarily house Afghan refugees. It’s important for all of us as human beings during trying times to understand what the people are going through. Now more than ever, they need kindness and help.
President Biden released a statement. addressing the rising problems with the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. He said that he’s working with his team to see what they can do in response to these events. In this statement, he also mentions how our troops have been in Afghanistan for 20 years now, fighting against the 9/11 attacks.
President Biden and the U.S. Department Updates
Now, according to a BBC article, President Biden is saying that the U.S. troops will stay in Afghanistan past the August 31, withdrawal deadline. In response to this, the Taliban stated that pushing the deadline back is an unwelcomed decision. Pushing back the deadline would help more people evacuate. More than 5,000 U.S. troops are currently in Afghanistan aiding in the evacuation process.
A press brief, addressing the action taking behind the scenes to help and monitor the situation was held by the U.S. Department. At the time of writing, the U.S. military flights evacuated more than 28,000 people. They also said that they are working with our allies, partners, and NGOs.
The United States Department also said, “We remain committed to combating terrorism in Afghanistan, and will not tolerate a government that allows Afghanistan to once again become a safe haven for terrorists.”
This Tuesday (Aug. 24, 2021), President Biden and the leaders of the Group of 7 will meet to discuss the ongoing situation.
An email has been spreading to people asking for prayers for the Christians in Afghanistan. We pray for their safety during these hard times. Without a doubt, this is a troubling and heart-breaking time for people. We must keep each other in mind and help out in any way we can. We are all human beings first, and we all need to support each other.
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