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Kresta in the Afternoon – August 31, 2021 – Hour 2

We talk the latest from Afghanistan with Emily Belz and Raymond Ibrahim.


Left Behind in Afghanistan

Yesterday, at about 3:30 pm Eastern Time, the final US troops left Kabul. The War in Afghanistan is officially over. But they are leaving behind an unknown number of American citizens, and even more Afghans who spent years working with the US troops and were promised a way out of Kabul. Emily Belz tells us more.

Emily Belz is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously reported for the New York Daily News, The Indianapolis Star, and Philanthropy magazine. Follow her on twitter @emlybelz

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Muslim Perseverance vs Western Myopia: The Real Lesson of Afghanistan

When US Navy Seals eliminated Osama bin Laden in 2011, CNN security analyst Peter Bergen declared that “Killing bib Laden is the end of the war on terror…It’s time to move on.” 10 years later, we can see how wrong he was. Western armies seemingly still fail to understand the motivations of fighters who wage jihad. Raymond Ibrahim explains.

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Muslim Perseverance vs Western Myopia: The Real Lesson of Afghanistan

Raymond Ibrahim is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist.  His books include “Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West” and “The Al Qaeda Reader.” He provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and has testified before Congress regarding the conceptual failures that dominate American discourse concerning Islam and the worsening plight of Egypt’s Christian Copts. He was born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents who were born and raised in the Middle East and is fluent in English and Arabic.  Visit Raymondibrahim.com

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Kresta Comments: Biden compares US troops to the prophets

In an address to the nation after 13 US service members were killed in Kabul, President Biden quoted from Isaiah 6 –  ‘Whom shall I send? Who shall go for us?’ The American military has been answering for a long time. ‘Here I am, Lord. Send me.” Al breaks it down

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In an Address to the Nation, Biden Used the Book of Isaiah to Compare U.S. Troops to Prophets

Don’t confuse military action with the mission of God

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