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President Joe Biden and left-leaning corporate news outlets are downplaying the Islamic theology behind the Taliban, according to Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

In an episode of his podcast “The Briefing,” Mohler assessed the reaction of many to the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan and the rise of Islamic extremism elsewhere in the world, such as the Islamic State, also known as IS and ISIS, and its affiliates…

Mohler stressed that progressives need to understand that Islam makes “theological truth claims” and that “its morality is based on its theological structure and jihad is baked into the logic of the Quran.”

“It’s interesting to hear people talk about the humanitarian disaster as if what would be taking place, including the oppression of women, is just based upon some kind of tribal habit in Afghanistan,” he continued…

With the American withdrawal, the Taliban went on the offensive and retook large parts of Afghanistan, including Kabul on Sunday, prompting a chaotic evacuation in which thousands of Americans were told to “shelter in place” and go online to register to evacuate.

Biden had announced that 5,000 U.S. troops would be deployed to help with the evacuation. On Sunday, the Pentagon announced that an additional 1,000 troops would be deployed to assist.

As many as 10,000 to 15,000 Americans have yet to be evacuated from Afghanistan, according to The Washington Post.

In response to the situation and the scenes of desperate Afghanis trying to board U.S. Air Force planes taxiing on the runway of Kabul’s international airport on Monday, Biden, who was on vacation and said he wasn’t going to respond publicly until later in the week, decided to return to Washington and deliver a speech…

Are you concerned for Afghanistan, and the implications of the Taliban’s power in the region? Share your thoughts and prayers, below.

(Excerpted from Christian Post. Article by Michael Gryboski. Photo Credit: Hasan Almasi)

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