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This, gentle leaders, is why the Taliban and every other actual terrorist group in the world, is going to play the Harris/Biden/Whoever Administration—Joe Biden, Temporary President—like a fiddle from Hell:

The State Department on Tuesday [09-07-21] expressed concerns over the makeup of the new interim Afghan government announced by the Taliban, including the lack of female leaders and the past actions of some of those appointed to top posts.

A State Department spokesperson said in a statement shared with The Hill that although the Taliban “has presented this as a caretaker cabinet,” the U.S. ‘will judge the Taliban by its actions, not words.’

‘We have made clear our expectation that the Afghan people deserve an inclusive government,’ the spokesperson added.

The feckless Anthony Blinken said precisely the same thing, as well as using stern language to inform the Taliban we expect them to establish an “inclusive” government.  At last notice, the Taliban were not impressed.

The statement went on to note that the list of names announced by the Taliban earlier Tuesday ‘consists exclusively of individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close associates and no women.’

Unsurprisingly, our exquisitely woke Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, AKA Darth Snotshield, had expectations:  

Speaking to reporters during a visit to Kuwait, Austin referenced the Taliban’s claim that they would work toward having an ‘open, inclusive Islamic government,’ unlike what they had when they controlled Afghanistan before U.S. forces landed in the country nearly 20 years ago.

‘You know, I think the whole international community was hopeful that they would be inclusive as they kind of said they would be weeks and months ago, but we’ve not seen evidence of that early on,’ Austin said.

No women?!  Well, it’s one thing to hold some unknown number of Americans hostage after our President abandoned them to their fate, but failing to put women in high government positions?  Failing to be diverse and inclusive?  This is a serious violation of international intersectional norms!  This means strongly worded denunciations at the very least!  Why, Joe Biden might even lob the occasional million dollar cruise missile over the horizon to blow up a tent, a few goats, and a few unlucky Afghans.

The State Department also said Tuesday that it was ‘concerned by the affiliations and track records of some of the individuals.’

The pathetically weak Blinkin said the same thing.  Perhaps this is, in part, why he is “concern[ed]”:

Among the leaders announced Tuesday was the pick for acting interior minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is currently wanted by the FBI in connection with a 2008 attack on a Kabul hotel that left six people, including a U.S. citizen, dead.

The FBI had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Haqqani’s arrest but increased the reward to $10 million later Tuesday.

Note, gentle readers, The Hill fails to note at least four more of the highest ranking members of the Taliban caliphate are vicious terrorists traded for the traitorous Bowe Bergdahl by Barack Obama and Joe Biden.  Back then, Biden assured Americans they wouldn’t go back to being terrorists, except some terrorists we release do, and the Obama Administration would keep an eye on them—all the way to running the Taliban in 2021, apparently.  In trading Bergdahl, Obama said:

Credit: accidentalscientist.com

The United States of America does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind.

Maybe not, but American civilians and allies, that’s an entirely different matter.  Obviously, Joe did remember one lesson from his best buddy Barack.  Then the State Department spokesperson got really tough:

The State Department spokesperson added Tuesday that the Biden administration will ‘continue to hold the Taliban to their commitments to allow safe passage for foreign nationals and Afghans with travel documents, including permitting flights currently ready to fly out of Afghanistan to agreed-upon onward destinations.’

‘We also reiterate our clear expectation that the Taliban ensure that Afghan soil is not used to threaten any other countries and allow humanitarian access in support of the Afghan people,’ the statement added. ‘The world is watching closely.’

Brave, Brave Blinken boldly said the same, but admitted we don’t have any troops present in Afghanistan, nor do we have any air assets—gee, I wonder how that happened?–but we expect the Taliban to behave properly, and we’re going to do everything we can to get Americans—however many there are—out.  Everything, that is, that does not require the use of force, which would be undiplomatic and certainly not inclusive.

Let’s review, gentle readers.  The Taliban are 6th century Islamist barbarians.  Their interpretation of the Koran and Hadiths is as literal as it is possible to be.  They are fanatically true to their one, true faith which is actually a complete political, cultural system held together with reliance on divine mandate.  In Islam, there is no separation between church and state, and Muslims are ordered to live under Sharia, a medieval code of pseudo-religious law with medieval punishments.  They do not think of religion remotely as Christians or Jews do, and they absolutely do not think of religion as American leftists, whose only faith is leftism, do.  For them, they have special contempt.

Islamists don’t respect American holy social justice saints…

Even in 1899, Winston Churchill understood the nature of Islam, as he noted in his book, The River War:

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science – the science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

Nothing meaningful has changed in the intervening 122 years.  For additional information on Islam’s treatment of women, take this link to my 2015 article, Kayla Mueller And The Religion Of Peace.  Mueller was the well-intentioned American aid worker, kidnapped, repeatedly tortured, raped and murdered by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader.  When our forces were about to capture him at the order of President Trump in 2019, he detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and two children.  This is the way of Islam, the religion of peace.

As Churchill noted, Muslims who do not want to subjugate others, who wish to live in peace with others and obey western law are not adhering to the letter and intent of their faith.  Islamists like the Taliban are.  Most Islamists are illiterate.  They do not allow their women to be educated, and boys are sent to Madrasas, religious schools, where instruction consists of memorizing the Koran and learning the manual of arms for various common weapons such as AK-47s and AK-74s.  I’m sure the American M-4 will now be added to their curriculum.

Women are very much the property of men and their families, and as is common for pre-modern societies, the honor of the family consists largely of controlling the reproductive capacity and lives of its women and girls.  Girls and women are treated as little more than cattle, and even very young girls are commonly given to jihadists to “marry,” which allows them to rape the girls under Shariah.  Women foolish enough to complain of rape are usually themselves punished, and often, put to death.  Men are expected to beat their wives and daughters, and men who do not are thought unmanly, failing in their religious duty.

While honor killing is technically illegal in some contemporary Muslim majority countries, male members of a family who murder their sisters, daughters and wives are seldom punished in any real way.  Muslim immigrants to America bring these cultural “norms” with them, as I noted in Amina And Sarah Said: Forever Teenagers: 

The Said sisters

The Said sisters were murdered in Dallas in 2008 by their father, Yaser Said.  He fled, likely to his home country of Egypt, but was finally captured in 2020.  Why did he kill them?  He thought they were becoming “too American.”  By all means, take the link to get a better appreciation of this aspect of Islamic culture and belief.

Islamists consider homosexuality a capital offense, and often throw homosexuals, bound, off multi-story rooftops, or hang them from cranes, after they’ve been appropriately tortured, of course.  Dimwitted western concepts of diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, feminism, gender, the entire panoply of wokeness, is not only foreign to Islamists, but grounds for the full range of medieval tortures and methods of murder.

Islamists are no more going to include women, who they do not allow to work, or even to leave their homes unescorted by a male member of their family—completely covered, of course—in any government.  The very idea is hateful to them, and anyone suggesting it is scorned as an infidel.  Infidels are non-Muslims, or even Muslims who hold the wrong beliefs, and as such, are subject to enslavement—Dhimmitude—or death.  As this is written, the Taliban are going house-to-house, slaughtering women who held positions of respect or authority in Afghanistan before the Biden bugout.  Afghan women daring to protest for the rights they came to enjoy in the last 20 years are being beaten, tortured and murdered if they dare to protest or in any way violate Shariah.

Islamists see the world in terms of conquerors and the conquered, the strong and the weak.  They see diplomacy as useful only in lying to infidels—their faith specifically authorizes it–and ultimately making their demands and getting the tribute they demand.  Talk, particularly that done by credulous fools like Blinken and Biden, is seen as nothing less than weakness to be exploited.

This is why the current administration is so dangerous, not only to America, but to world peace.  Islamists deal in reality, the cold hard reality of their desert religion.  Our administration deals in the “ought to be” world of inclusion and pronouns and myriad genders and “birthing persons,” and “menstruating persons,” and climate change.  The Taliban have made some comments about fighting climate change.  They’re mocking the credulity of Americans stupid enough to think they give a damn about such things.  They feel the same about calls to be well thought of by the “international community.”

This graphic is crude, but informative.  Yes, many Muslim men have sex with farm animals, little boys and little girls.  Their faith and prospects for the future don’t allow anything approaching what Americans would consider a normal life with normal sexuality.  They take their pleasure when and where they can find it, which considering their condition is a realistic, if incredibly gross, response, but also an illustration of how far they are from modernity.

Islam is fundamentally incompatible with democracy, and with the American republican system.  There is no individual liberty, only submission to Islam.  Not only is Islam incompatible, it is driven by its very nature to conquer and kill infidels–thus terrorism–who all Islamists hate with an intensity and passion it’s hard for those living in the modern world to understand.  So alien are they westerners, incapable of accepting a reality too foreign, too bizarre, to reconcile, tend to impose their own beliefs on them.  Sure, they have a funny religion, dress funny, and speak a foreign language, but they’re human beings, so they’re just like us!

No.  They’re not.

This is why goat-raping, 6th century, illiterate savages are once again in control of Afghanistan.  Not because they won a great military victory, but because our military was forced not only to cut and run, but to leave Americans behind, our government weakly begging monsters for mercy and civilized behavior.  That’s an unprecedented, unforced humiliation.  Failing to deal with the reality of Islam, failing to understand the nature and intentions of one of the most hateful, vicious and bloodthirsty foes America has ever faced, will cause damage far, far beyond humiliation.