Former US Congressman Mark Walker has alleged that a Christian Afghan was skinned alive and hung on a pole by the Taliban.
In an interview with American radio host Todd Starnes, Mark Walker spoke about the Christian community-based in Afghanistan and expressed concern for them. He said the pastors there are trying to reach out to people but are worried.
“I hate to use the word frightened or scared, but maybe that’s apropos in the situation when you’re talking about trying to maintain human life, they’re trying to protect,” Mark Walker said.
Pastors, bishops and clergy, please set aside five minutes in your weekend worship services to pray for the Afghan people. The situation is dire.
— Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) August 20, 2021
Calling the situation in Afghanistan “dire”, Mark Walker said, “There are stories where one uncle that was connected with a Christian family was skinned alive and hung on a pole.”
Mark Walker further claimed that the incident took place on Tuesday and said, “They were connected with a family who would not recant, and they took their uncle and in front of them, skinning him alive and hung him on a pole.”
When asked how he was privy to these details, Mark Walker said, “I can’t get into all the details on it, but some of the assets and contacts who still have people working there, both on the ministry side as well as some of the assets that we’ve had on the ground for the last few years is where some of that information is being able to force derivative.”
VIOLENCE IN AFGHANISTAN SINCE TALIBAN TOOK OVER
Despite assurances of no reprisals, the Taliban reportedly conducted door-to-door searches for supporters of the previous regime.
Amid a climate of terror, an ex-pat Afghan earlier told Reuters how his family members back home in Kabul cowered inside the bathroom with the lights off and the mouths of the small children tightly covered when the Taliban came knocking on their door.
In another instance of violence, a family member of a reporter for the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle was killed, while another relative was injured as the Taliban fighters conducted a door-to-door search for him.
Scenes outside the Kabul airport have become increasingly chaotic as desperate Afghans and foreign nationals scramble to flee the nation.
Meanwhile, an official of the Islamist militant group told Reuters on Saturday that the Taliban will be accountable for its actions and will investigate reports of reprisals and atrocities carried out by members.