Sudan’s Popular Congress Party congratulated the Taliban for their takeover of Afghanistan.
The Congress was founded by Hassan al-Turabi, the leader of Islamists in Sudan. The Congress, which is the Muslim Brotherhood’s wing in Sudan, became the first party in the country declare open support to the extremist Taliban.
Facebook soon removed the congratulatory post and suspended the party’s account in line with regulations that bar support to the Taliban on its platform.
Before it was removed, the post had congratulated the Taliban for taking over Kabul, saying it was a “victory” for the people of Afghanistan as they seek “freedom” from and defeat against occupying powers.
The victory was achieved after a long conflict that demonstrated to the world that the people of Afghanistan will not be defeated by material or human might no matter how powerful it may be, continued the post.
It described the Taliban takeover as a “historic victory”, declaring the Congress’ support to the Taliban’s vision of how to rule Afghanistan.
Turabi established the Congress in 1999 after a split with the ruling National Congress Party of ousted President Omar al-Bashir. Bashir and Turabi's parties would lead a rivalry for years to come until the president’s ouster in 2019.