MSNBC host Pleasure Reid was blasted for utilizing the tragedy unfolding for these Afghan ladies and women who had been raised on Western values to demonize US Christian conservatives, likening them to the Taliban.
Reacting on Saturday to a Twitter submit from BBC anchor Yalda Hakim reporting that girls in Taliban-controlled Herat had been turned away from their workplaces and college, Reid referred to as the information “the real-life Handmaid’s Story.” She added, “(It’s) a real cautionary story for the US, which has our personal far spiritual proper dreaming of a theocracy that might impose a selected model of Christianity, drive ladies from the workforce and solely into childbirth, and management all politics.”
That is the real-life Handmaid's Story. A real cautionary story for the U.S., which has our personal far spiritual proper dreaming of a theocracy that might impose a selected model of Christianity, drive ladies from the workforce and solely into childbirth, and management all politics. https://t.co/R1lSCSUVwv
— Pleasure-Ann (Professional-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) August 14, 2021
Reid was shortly met with pushback for utilizing the Taliban’s fast recapture of a lot of Afghanistan amid the US navy’s withdrawal to bludgeon her political enemies. The notoriously misogynistic Islamic group cemented its management of northern Afghanistan with its seize of Mazar-e-Sharif on Saturday, and it has reportedly massacred surrendering troops and paraded suspected thieves by means of the road with nooses round their necks and their faces painted black.
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“That is your takeaway – a tragedy unfolding in actual time for women in Afghanistan and also you’re involved about an unimaginable and fully fictional situation that’s by no means been significantly intelligent, not to mention believable,” one commenter mentioned. “Rediscover your humanity, please. Afghan women deserve higher.”
That is your takeaway! A tragedy unfolding in actual time for women in Afghanistan and also you’re involved about an unimaginable and fully fictional situation that’s by no means been significantly intelligent not to mention believable. Rediscover your humanity please. Afghan women deserve higher.
— Mjfern 🇺🇸 (@mjfern6) August 14, 2021
One other observer referred to as Reid’s submit “totally shameful, an insult to the destiny of Afghan ladies who’re being raped and slaughtered as we communicate. Repulsive.”
Totally shameful. An insult to the destiny of Afghan ladies who’re being raped and slaughtered as we communicate. Repulsive.
— Mike McD (@MickGMick) August 14, 2021
Reid, who has defended the choice to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, has used comparable rhetoric prior to now to vilify conservatives. On Thursday, she mentioned Texas Republicans had been “placing bounties on ladies” by passing laws permitting residents to sue abortion clinics, including, “That is Talibanism.”
MSNBC's Pleasure Reid likened Republican-backed legal guidelines to 'Talibanism' in a Twitter rant about Texas' heartbeat invoice?
Now We Professional-lifers are Taliban TERRORIST?
She doesn't even perceive what the Taliban is. If the Republicans the place actually just like the Taliban, She could be a person's play TOY pic.twitter.com/zIl7qPfpmr
— WooWoo Laloo (@lmcdonald9) July 14, 2021
Again in Might, she mentioned Texas lawmakers had been “making a warlord state” as a result of they handed a invoice permitting residents to hold handguns with out being licensed. “By the point they’re performed,” she mentioned, “we received’t be Belarus, we’ll be Afghanistan.”
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Reid’s newest Taliban smear rang acquainted to some observers. “You’re a one-trick pony with this, and it’s getting previous,” Republican pollster Glen Bolger tweeted. “Sorry you don’t have sufficient religion on this nation, however I do.”
You’re a one trick pony with this, and it’s getting previous. Sorry you don’t have sufficient religion on this nation, however I do.
— Glen Bolger (@posglen) August 14, 2021
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