Call Afghanistan What It Is: The Worst Hostage Crisis in American History
On Nov. 4, 1979, militants seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages. It was hell for the captured Americans, and Jimmy Carter’s inability to extricate them helped doom him to a one-term presidency.
The way things are shaping up in Kabul, that national humiliation is being recreated on a far, far bigger scale—it is no hyperbole to say that it is starting to look like America’s worst hostage crisis…
Praying for Afghanistan – Family Research Council
Today, as we write this, our hearts are heavy. The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is producing untold human tragedies. Desperate scenes at the Kabul airport — and the violence erupting across Afghanistan that Western media does not see — portray an international tragedy of immense proportion.
And for some 10,000 to 12,000 Afghan Christians, whose numbers have grown as they’ve worshipped in small, underground groups, this is a life-and-death emergency. They are being specifically and openly targeted by the Taliban.
These troubling events are a call to prayer. Family Research Council has been tracking the situation in Afghanistan, and we ask you to join us as we intercede for our endangered sisters and brothers there. For more on what’s happening and how you can pray, please see the following resources:
The sobering religious freedom lesson of Afghanistan by Tony Perkins and Travis Weber
Afghan Christians Are Facing a Taliban Reign of Terror by Lela Gilbert
Explainer: What the Taliban Takeover Means for Afghan Believers by Arielle Del Turco and Tyler Watt
“They Need a Miracle”: Pray for the People of Afghanistan by Arielle Del Turco
5 Ways to Pray for the People of Afghanistan by Arielle Del Turco