At his infamous press briefing on Sunday, Joe Biden was asked by one reporter whether he trusted the Taliban. His response was curious, beginning with the frank admission, “I don’t trust anybody, including you. I love ya, but, you know, there’s not a lot of people I trust.”
From there, the president essayed an answer with this frank appraisal of the Taliban’s character as a people:
Look, the Taliban has a — Taliban has to make a fundamental decision. Is the Taliban going to attempt to be able to unite and provide for the well-being of the people of Afghanistan, which no one group has ever done since before, for hundreds of years? And if it does, it’s going to need everything from additional help in terms of economic assistance, trade and a whole range of things. The Taliban has said, we’ll see whether they mean it or not, they’re seeking legitimacy. They’re seeking legitimacy to determine whether or not they will be recognized by other countries.
It betrays a level of naïveté on Biden’s part that he is willing to rehash, much less speculate on the potential veracity, of those silly promises.
But a report out today suggests that the Taliban plans to treat “heathens” (aka non-Muslims) with all the grace and dignity it has in the past. The report, by Frontier Alliance International (FAI), an organization that provides humanitarian aid and crisis relief to Christians the world over, notes:
The Taliban has a hit list of known Christians they are targeting to pursue and kill. The US Embassy is defunct and there is no longer a safe place for believers to take refuge. All borders to neighboring countries are closed and all flights to and from have been halted, with the exception of private planes. People are fleeing into the mountains looking for asylum. They are fully reliant on God, who is the only One who can and will protect them.
The Taliban are going door-to-door taking women and children. The people must mark their house with an “X” if they have a girl over 12 years old, so that the Taliban can take them. If they find a young girl and the house was not marked they will execute the entire family. If a married woman 25 years or older has been found, the Taliban promptly kill her husband, do whatever they want to her, and then sell her as a sex slave.
Husbands and fathers have given their wives and daughters guns and told them that when the Taliban come, they can choose to kill them or kill themselves — it is their choice.
But the murderous gang doesn’t stop there. According to the Daily Wire:
Taliban are also reportedly rifling through people’s phones to look for any apps that would give them away as Christians.
“We’re hearing from reliable sources that the Taliban demand people’s phones, and if they find a downloaded Bible on your device, they will kill you immediately,” said Dr. Rex Rogers, who is president of the Christian nonprofit organization SAT-7 North America, according to Religion News Service. “It’s incredibly dangerous right now for Afghans to have anything Christian on their phones. The Taliban have spies and informants everywhere.”
“Unite and provide for the well-being of the people of Afghanistan?” Doesn’t look that way, does it?