Afghan Activist: We All Deserve Refuge, Not Just Those Who Served the US

Source: In These Times
by Sarah Lazare

“Following the Taliban’s seizure of power, people across the political spectrum have expressed concern about the fate of Afghans who helped the United States and are therefore at risk of retribution. … Pundits and politicians who gave little attention to civilian deaths in Afghanistan during 20 years of U.S. occupation are joining in this outpouring  …. Biden claims evacuations of Afghan allies will resume post-withdrawal. Missing from this conversation have been the voices of Afghan anti-war like Nematullah Ahangosh, a 26-year-old originally from the Malistan district of Ghazni province in Afghanistan. In a conversation with In These Times, he called attention to two vulnerable populations largely being left out of this newfound U.S. concern.” (08/31/21)