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Far-Right Social Media Founder Advises MAGA To Follow Taliban’s Lead, “Take Back” America

Afghanistan is on every mind right now, but not everyone is drawing the same conclusions. The responses range from legitimate analyses of what could have been done differently, and possible alternative outcomes, to finger-pointing and partisan attacks. Then, of course, there are the outliers — such as pointing to the Taliban as an example to follow.

Pakistan’s newspapers are pictured displaying front page news about Afghanistan, at a stall in Islamabad on August 16, 2021 after the Taliban were in control of Afghanistan after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and conceded the insurgents had won the 20-year war. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

“If the Taliban can do it, why can’t we,” isn’t a take most Americans probably identify with, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. Still, it’s what Andrew Torba, founder of the social media site Gab, where right-wing media figures who’ve been kicked off mainstream sites like Facebook and Twitter, can continue to reach their audiences, had to say.

Patriot Takes caught a screenshot to document for to the wider public.

“If a bunch of dudes who hid in caves for twenty years can take their country back from the Globalist American Empire then there’s no reason we can’t too,” Torba says.

Edit history reveals that Torba first posted only the single sentence, then edited twice, to add the sentence “all we have to do is [exit] their system and build our own,” and to fix a minor typo.

If the added sentence was supposed to soften or backpedal the sentiment, in order to not look like encouragement of violence, perhaps, it didn’t really change much.

The post itself can be found on Gab here. Torba has a pinned post on the site that reminds viewers, “Gab is a First Amendment company which means we tolerate “offensive” but legal speech.”



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