Note the despicable New York Times headline and lead paragraph: it was “flattery of President Trump,” you see, not Qur’an-justified violence, that proved “fatal” for this man, as if it gave him some incurable disease.
What really happened is that the Taliban murdered him, as the Times gets around to explaining only in the third paragraph. A responsible news organization would make the focus of the story be the Taliban’s violent intimidation of anyone who stands with the Americans. Instead, the Times seems to think this man had it coming.
“Flattery of President Trump Turns Fatal in Afghanistan,” by Rod Nordland and Fahim Abed, New York Times, May 28, 2018
KABUL, Afghanistan — Flattery of the American president may work in North Korea and Washington, but in Afghanistan it is proving dangerous and even fatal.
An Afghan man who admired the president so much that he legally named his son Donald Trump has now said he no longer feels safe and has fled Afghanistan.
That came three days after another Afghan who helped organize the minting of a gold medal thanking President Trump for his support of Afghanistan was killed by the Taliban, according to police officials in Logar Province and to the insurgents themselves. A third Afghan, also involved in making the medal, said he, too, would flee the country because he no longer felt safe.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman for the Taliban, said in a statement on WhatsApp that the insurgents were responsible for the killing of Gul Nabi in Pul-e-Alam, the capital of Logar Province, in revenge for his “criminal” role in making the medal. Shapoor Ahmadzai, a spokesman for the Logar Provincial Police, said Mr. Nabi, a prominent tribal elder in the province, had been killed by a bomb attached to the underside of his car last Friday.
On his Twitter account, Mr. Mujahid posted a photograph of Mr. Nabi along with a statement that he had been killed.
In January, Mr. Nabi and his friend Farhad Akbari, an Afghan Local Police commander in Logar, raised funds to create a medal out of gold to thank Mr. Trump for taking a critical stance against Pakistan, something many Afghans have long demanded, blaming that country for providing safe havens to the Taliban….
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EDITORS NOTE: The column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured image is of Asadullah Poya playing with his 18-month-old son Donald Trump, during an interview with The Associated Press at their rented house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Poya, from a small, rural village, named his newborn son Donald Trump, hoping it would bring the boy good fortune. It hasn’t. Relatives and neighbors were furious that he broke with tradition and gave his son a non-Muslim name. He was forced to move his family to Kabul, and they’ve received death threats online. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)