The Islamic terrorist organization al-Qaeda celebrated “victory” in Afghanistan on Thursday and listed Kashmir, the province contested between India and Pakistan, as the next target to be “liberated” from Western “tyrants.”
The Times of India translated a statement from Ash-Sahab Media, the official propaganda outlet for al-Qaeda leaders headquartered in Pakistan:
Exulting over the “victory” of the Taliban over America, the global terror group called for launching the next stage of the “struggle, the way for which has been paved by the victory of the defiant Afghan nation.”
Besides Kashmir, it shortlisted the Levant, or the Mediterranean swath comprising Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon; Islamic Maghreb, or the region in northwest Africa consisting of Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, Tunisia, and Somalia; and Yemen as its priorities.
“With the help of Allah, this historic victory will open the way for the Muslim masses to achieve liberation from the despotic rule of tyrants who have been imposed by the West on the Islamic world,” Ash-Sahab concluded.
This Islamic exultation over the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan only highlights what a foreign policy catastrophe the Biden administration’s exit from the country was. Muslim terrorists worldwide have been empowered and emboldened by what they view as America’s humiliating defeat.