Why August 15, 2021, Is as Dangerous as September 11, 2001

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Posted: Sep 10, 2021 12:01 AM

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The U.S. gave extremist Muslims throughout the world a psychological boost when it allowed the Taliban to take control of Kabul just days before the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Now, all nations are threatened even more than after 9/11. The whole debacle is also a good reminder of the inadequacy of a “boots-on-the-ground” approach to religion inspired terror.

On August 15, 2021, almost twenty years after 9/11 and the launch of the “war on terror,” we in India celebrated our Independence Day when images invaded our screens, revealing the return to power of the Taliban and a resurgent Islamic terrorism.

Taliban leadership was quick to declare that their victory in Kabul was not the end, but the beginning. That’s proved true. The Taliban vision for the world is clear. It is a vision to install Islamic rule globally via their narrow interpretation of Shariah law.

For those of us who live in the vicinity of Afghanistan, and for the Middle East, the events of

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