This is heartbreaking. The dark horror that has been unleashed on Afghanistan is unthinkable. Pray for the Afghani people.

I News reports:

“When Zarifa Ghafari spoke to i from her Kabul apartment just three weeks ago, she was hopeful that she – and her country – had a future.

On Sunday, with the Taliban preparing to assume control in the capital after its sickeningly quick advances across Afghanistan, she was waiting for the Islamic militants to come and kill her.

“I’m sitting here waiting for them to come. There is no one to help me or my family. I’m just sitting with them and my husband. And they will come for people like me and kill me. I can’t leave my family. And anyway, where would I go?” 

At that point, she said she was no longer able to talk.

Ms Ghafari, 27, rose to prominence in 2018 by becoming the youngest, and first female, mayor in Afghanistan in Maidan Wardak province. The Taliban has frequently vowed to kill the articulate, politically influential female critic. Her father General Abdul Wasi Ghafari was gunned down on 15 November last year, just 20 days after the third attempt on her life failed.”

The images coming out of Afghanistan are horrific. Politics aside, please pray for these people.