As the evacuation of U.S. citizens and allies from Afghanistan entered a desperate final stage, conservative radio host Glenn Beck took matters into his own hands.
Beck, after helping the Nazarene Fund raise nearly $30 million in three days to rescue Christians from Afghanistan, traveled this week to an undisclosed location in the Middle East to help coordinate an airlift of members of the religious minority group.
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In an interview Thursday with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Beck said the Nazarene Fund had evacuated 5,100 members of the religious minority group.
- With the ongoing U.S. withdrawal seemingly leaving the Taliban in control of Afghanistan, Beck warned that Christians are “marked not just for death, but to be set on fire alive.”
- He also accused the Biden administration was blocking the Nazarene Fund’s evacuation efforts.
The Pentagon said Friday it still plans to end its mission in Afghanistan by the Aug. 31 deadline, a day after a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport killed 17 U.S. service members and dozens of Afghan civilians seeking evacuation.
- At least 250,000 Afghans eligible for expedited U.S. visas and more than 1,000 U.S. citizens remained stranded in Afghanistan as of Wednesday.