Afghan refugees call for Taliban supporter to be deported

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A volunteer helping to resettle Afghan refugees in Scotland is facing calls to be deported for being a vocal Taliban supporter.

Waheed Totakhyl, who says his brother is a Military Commander for the Taliban in East Kabul, has told Sky News that since the Taliban captured Afghanistan, the country is “safer than Europe”.

Newly-arrived refugees in Glasgow, including one interpreter who worked for the British Army in Afghanistan, have called for the government to deport him.

Sky’s James Matthews reports.

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