Emerging Linkages between Afghanistan and “Palestine”
Mutual statements of Taliban-Palestinian solidarity ought not to be considered merely as one-time tactical affirmations. Such statements should be understood in the wider context of a protracted Islamist war against the West. In this struggle-defining context, both the United States and Israel are viewed as “infidels” seeking illegitimate control over Islamic lands.
Abdullah Azzam, Palestinian scholar and cleric, is generally regarded as the “father” of global jihad. Azzan served as mentor to Osama bin Laden and also laid foundations for the establishment of al-Qaeda. Here, intra-Islamic solidarity is unambiguous.
For both the Taliban and the Palestinians, nothing could be more apparent. With Taliban victory, the future of Palestinian “resistance” appears brighter and more promising.
It is obvious that One conspicuous beneficiary of this violent expansion in Afghanistan will likely be “Palestine“