Taliban Offers Land To American-Killing Suicide Bombers While Biden Promises Aid
The Taliban is apparently promoting suicide bombers by offering land and cash rewards to their families. In a heavily polarized and poverty-stricken nation, this is a dangerous gesture. It's made even more dangerous, in my opinion, by Biden's promise to render financial aid to Afghanistan as they transition under Taliban rule.
That just sounds like a recipe for disaster.
According to AP the Taliban’s acting interior minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani, offered the reward to dozens of family members of suicide bombers. Many that claimed the lives of Americans.
Sirajuddin Haqqani has a $10 million bounty on his head from the United State for being a murderous terrorist. Biden obviously knows where he is—I mean, it's not like he's hiding. Yet, the administration has done absolutely jack squat to try and apprehend him.
Addressing the gathering, Haqqani praised the sacrifices of “martyrs and fedayeen,” referring to fighters killed in suicide attacks, Khosty tweeted. Haqqani called them “heroes of Islam and the country,” according to the spokesman. At the end of the meeting, he distributed 10,000 afghanis ($112) per family and promised each a plot of land.
— Frud Bezhan فرود بيژن (@FrudBezhan) October 19, 2021
Haqqani, who again, has a 10 million US bounty on his head for information that would lead to his arrest, invited the families to an upscale hotel in the Capitol of Afghanistan.
Khosty tweeted blurred images of Haqqani praying and embracing the family members of dead suicide bombers and said the minister later hailed the suicide bombers as "heroes of Islam and the country." Haqqani has not been seen in public in recent years, including since the Taliban returned to power.
1/3- "The advent of the Islamic system is the result of the blood of our martyrs"
Alhaj Mullah Khalifa Sirajuddin Haqqani
Yesterday, H.E Interior Minister Alhaj Mullah Khalifa Sirajuddin Haqqani met the family members of martyred Fidayeen at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul pic.twitter.com/er58Cz0fxv
— Qari Saeed Khosty (@SaeedKhosty) October 19, 2021
“The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new Taliban rulers,” a separate AP report stated. “The statement came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of August.”
State Department Spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that the U.S. delegation “focused on security and terrorism concerns and safe passage for U.S. citizens, other foreign nationals and our Afghan partners, as well as on human rights, including the meaningful participation of women and girls in all aspects of Afghan society.”
As for the reported bounty on Haqqani, I did not see anywhere where orders for information have been canceled. In fact, as of right now, he is still on the FBI's most-wanted list.
Not to point out the obvious, but I have a good idea where he is. He's the freaking acting interior minister for the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Let's go, Brandon!