Please pray for the safe escape of these people, as well as for Glenn Beck's salvation!
Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes; At Least 100 Americans Among Passengers
BY NAVEED JAMALI AND CHRISTINA ZHAO ON 9/5/21 AT 10:29 PM EDT
Six private charter planes seeking to evacuate at least 1,000 people—including more than 100 Americans—out of Afghanistan have been grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department, an official with an NGO working on the evacuation told Newsweek.
The would-be passengers have yet to board the planes in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which were chartered by Mercury One, a charity founded by Christian conservative media personality Glenn Beck.
Three other evacuation flights—two on a plane chartered by international development organization Sayara, and one by Goldbelt, Inc., an Alaska Native corporation—were also grounded by the Taliban awaiting clearance. According to a second senior NGO official, Sayara is set to carry 700 passengers, at least 19 of whom are Americans.
Funded entirely with private money, the Mercury One rescue mission chartered six planes—two Airbus 340s and four Boeing 737s—from Kam Air, the largest private Afghan airline, for eight evacuation flights to a Gulf state. The other three flights with Sayara and Goldbelt were also chartered from Kam Air but their intended destination is currently unclear.