White supremacists, Qanon loyalists and other extremist online activists praised the Taliban for their crushing of liberal values. While the far right has typically berated the ‘islamification’ of the West, they were quick to adopt the Taliban as their own in an anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, anti-liberal battle.
The Taliban have not only managed to inspire ‘jihadist’ movements internationally, abut also some white supremacist groups such as the ‘Proud Boys’, notorious for boasting about their role in the January 6 insurrection, swearing loyalty to Mr. Trump and claiming to follow his guidance. Their thoughts on the Taliban victory:
“These farmers and minimally trained men fought to take back their nation back from ‘globohomo’. They took back their government, installed their national religion as law and executed dissenters. If white men in the west had the same courage as the Taliban, we would not be ruled by Jews currently.”
Laas Leivat, Toronto