Ahmad Massoud, the head of Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front, issued a warning to President Joe Biden’s administration against the threat of terrorism.

Massoud’s warning echoes his late father Ahmad Shah Massouds’ warning to the world about the threat of terrorism before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

Massoud’s message to the U.S. comes in his new memoir “In the Name of My Father: Struggling For Freedom in Afghanistan,” where he emphasizes the challenges and hopes of the Afghanistan people.


According to Massoud, when the U.S. withdrew the last of its troops from Afghanistan in August 2021, it created room for terrorism, and extremists may now try to strike America or Europe.

“An attack on U.S. or European soil is very much possible now. It is not about a matter of it, it’s a matter of when,” Massoud said.

Massoud, who carries on his father’s legacy, stressed the urgent need for international attention and assistance to stop potential terrorist attacks. He believes Biden needs to rethink his Afghanistan policy, or it could have greater consequences.

He also believes that the problems he faced challenging the legitimacy of the Taliban government started with the peace deal signed by former president Donald Trump’s administration in February 2020.

Prior to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Massoud warned the U.S. that if they didn’t establish certain conditions with the Taliban before the withdrawal, there would be greater consequences.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Massoud confirmed that the threat of terrorism is rising due to the vacuum created by the withdrawal and proceeding peace deal.

“The political situation is helping the Taliban massively,” He said. “From Ukraine to the war in Gaza and many other things happening around the globe, it helps the fatigue from the West when they are busy elsewhere.”

In his memoir, Massoud expresses how the Afghan people feel abandoned and hopeless. He further stressed how they have been left to face a harsh regime that is taking away their fundamental rights and how they now see the West as hypocrites.”

“There is growing bitterness towards the Taliban, but the Afghanistan people feel hopeless, lonely and completely empty-handed,” Massoud said. “They are unhappy with the current situation, making it ten times or a hundred times worse.”