The Taliban message to Donald Trump after his election victory.

Noviembre 16, 2016  —  By

Taliban groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan demonstrated after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Afghans asked the Republican to remove American troops from their country, while Pakistanis asked him to end his policies against Islam.

Trump “should withdraw all troops from Afghanistan,” a Taliban spokesman in that country, Zabihullah Mujahid, told Efe. For this terrorist group, the entrepreneur should “save himself from the failure of his predecessors and inflict no more harm on the reputation, economy, and soldiers of the United States by engaging in this failed war.” According to him, if Trump opts for such a position, The world “the current crises”.


The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to overthrow the Taliban regime, which had been in power for fifteen years. The US-based giant, the only foreign country with troops in the country since 2014, maintains 9,800 troops as part of an endowment that Barack Obama attempted to reduce over his term, although intensifying the conflict altered his plans. The White House is committed to maintaining 8,400 troops as of January.

Across the border

“(Trump) must abandon anti-Islam policies in the name of terrorism and free all Muslim prisoners,” Mohammed Khurasani, a spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the main Taliban insurgent group in that country, said in a statement To Afghanistan and India.

The spokesman also asked Trump to end his country’s military support to Pakistan in the fight against terrorism. “Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and therefore we want Islamic law, it is our right to do so, the government is killing us,” he said. The TTP is in low hours after the military operation launched by the Army in 2014 in the tribal areas where it took refuge in an operation that has killed thousands of alleged terrorists and one million IDPs.

Focusing on defeating the terrorism of the Islamic State (Syria and Iraq), it is unclear what position the Republican leader will take in these countries. During the presidential campaign, Trump made the fight against Islamic terrorism one of the key points of his speech and even went so far as to propose a temporary ban on the entry of Muslims.