Turkey-based Egyptian Islamic scholar Wagdi Ghoneim asked Allah to complete the victory of the Taliban over America and the "infidel Western countries," and make their victory permanent. He made his remarks in a video that he posted on his YouTube channel on August 15, 2021. Ghoneim said that the Taliban are mujahideen, "and we are the nation of Jihad." He said, "may Allah be pleased" with the leaders of the Taliban, Abdullah Azzam and Osama Bin Laden, who have been "martyred." Ghoneim then said that the thousands of Afghan "traitors" who collaborated with America against their country, the Muslims and the Taliban are terrified, and that America is looking for a country so they can be sent to. For more about Wagdi Ghoneim, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 8771, 8378, 7127, 5983, 5362, 5186, and 5024.
Wagdi Ghoneim: "Allah has granted victory to the Taliban over America and over the infidel Western countries that conspired against them. We ask Allah to complete their victory and make it permanent, because they are mujahideen, and we are the nation of Jihad.
"Praised be Allah, the Jihad-waging Taliban are victorious, after sacrificing martyrs. Yes, martyrs. We cannot forget the leaders... Many people have been martyred, of course, but I do not know their names. [There are so many that] we cannot know all their names. They had leaders like Abdullah Azzam and Osama Bin Laden, may Allah be pleased with them and with all the martyrs and wounded. After the Americans killed Bin Laden, they threw his body in the sea. After all, they are the champions of 'human rights' and 'human liberty.'
"Look at the [Afghan] criminals, the traitors, who collaborated with America and the West against their own country and against the Muslims, against the Taliban... Did you see what has become of them? They are terrified and America is looking for a country to send them to... These are thousands of people, by the way."