Non-profit Clarion Project reports assisting approximately 1,500 Afghans
Above: One of the many pleas for help
Guest post by Richard Green, CEO Clarion Project
September 3, 2021 – The millions of Afghans who fear the Taliban have an unexpected ally working around the clock to help them: An Orthodox Rabbi in the United States. Rabbi Richard Green is the CEO of the Clarion Project, a non-profit educational group that monitors and combats extremist threats.
When the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Rabbi Green and the Clarion Project’s Intelligence Director, Ryan Mauro (a Christian), were deluged with messages from Afghans seeking rescue. They reached out to Mauro initially because of his vocal support for the Afghan resistance fighting the Taliban. Others involved in the evacuation effort knew of the Clarion Project’s data collection ability and requested help to collect and organize the data that they were receiving. Within days, Clarion’s database of Afghans grew to 6,000 and it now stands