unilad
Advert

Taliban Reportedly Planning Government Inauguration On 9/11 To Show Up The US

by : Julia Banim on : 10 Sep 2021 11:39
Taliban Reportedly Planning Government Inauguration On 9/11 To Show Up The USPA Images

Taliban militants are reportedly planning their government inauguration on September 11, in what has been interpreted by many as a sick attempt to show up the US.

This comes as Americans prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the deadliest terrorist attack in recent history.

Advert

On the morning of September 11, Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda carried out four coordinated attacks on US soil, resulting in the deaths of 2,996 people.

Smoke billowing from twin towers after plane crash (PA Images)PA Images

US President George W. Bush responded to the national tragedy by launching the War on Terror. US led forces invaded Afghanistan with the aim of overthrowing the Taliban regime and extraditing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

The lengthy invasion ultimately led to the downfall of Taliban rule, however militants were able to regroup over the border in Pakistan, where they proceeded to lead an insurgency against Kabul’s US-backed government for two decades.

Advert

When US forces withdrew from Afghanistan this year, the Taliban surged through Afghanistan, gaining power over various towns and cities before seizing control of Kabul, the country’s capital.

Now, reports have emerged suggesting the Taliban may hold the official inauguration of their new government on the anniversary of 9/11 in a deliberate, malicious attempt to ‘troll’ the US.

A Taliban soldier guards a border crossing (PA Images)PA Images

At the time of writing, the Taliban have yet to officially confirm the inauguration date. Earlier this week, the militants announced that there would be an interim government, describing the country as an ‘Islamic Emirate’.

Advert

On Wednesday, September 8, state-owned Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported that, as per an unnamed Taliban source, the new cabinet is set to be inducted on September 11.

Head of RT Margarita Simonyan described the potential move as ‘trolling’ in a recent tweet:

The inauguration of Afghanistan’s new government has been scheduled for 9/11. The Talibs are good not only at generating memes but also at trolling.

Advert

Despite having previously declared their intentions to form an inclusive government, all of the announced cabinet ministers are established Taliban leaders, and all are male.

Speaking with Afghanistan’s TOLO News, Taliban spokesperson Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi stated that allowing a woman to work as government minister would ‘put something on her neck that she cannot carry,’ arguing, ‘it is not necessary for women to be in the cabinet – they should give birth’, MailOnline reports.

If you’d like to help those who’ve been affected by the recent devastating events unfolding in Afghanistan, you can make a donation to the UN Refugee Agency United Kingdom here

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Technology

Facebook Is ‘Changing Its Name’ Next Week

Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: News, 9/11, no-article-matching, Taliban

Credits

Маргарита Симоньян/Twitter and 1 other
  1. Маргарита Симоньян/Twitter

    @M_Simonyan

  2. MailOnline

    'A woman can't be a minister - they should give birth': Taliban dismiss the idea of female ministers as they 'prepare to hold government inauguration on 9/11 to TROLL the US'