A fearless Brit who didn’t blink twice over dining with the Taliban thanked them for their “top” hospitality before claiming to suffer a nasty bout of food poisoning.
Miles Routledge, 22, ventured out to Afghanistan last summer shortly after the group’s takeover of the nation’s capital Kabul, because it was the world’s “most dangerous place to visit” at the time.
The former Loughborough University physics student visited one of the country’s top restaurants after loyal fans sent him money for his efforts, the Daily Star reports.
Miles boasted about the “amazing food” he purchased for the bargain price of £ 20 as he slammed Western media for claiming it’s “bad”.
Posting to his 110,000 Twitter followers, he wrote: “US is the richest country in the world but many struggle with food.
“Western media says Afghanistan is bad but everyone shares food if they cannot afford and everything tastes amazing. All this for $ 26 at a top restaurant. Thank you, Taliban.
“People are like ‘the average Afghan cannot afford this’ and yeah like I said, this is a top restaurant, I can’t afford top food in England either!
“People share food with the homeless and everyone eats in Kabul.”
@ real_lord_miles / Twitter)
Despite his high spirits after dining like royalty, things appeared to go quickly downhill as just 10 hours later the self-professed “Catholic adventurer” claimed to have fallen ill.
“I think I have food poisoning. I am throwing up a lot, very cold and very weak”, he wrote in an update to his followers.
He later added that he was “still throwing up” and “Oh my it’s not stopping”.
Miles had gone viral with his initial tweet, receiving more than 3,800 likes and hundreds of retweets, was targeted by social media users who found his initial praise for the jihadist movement ridiculous.
One user criticized the young man, telling him: “Their hospitality was a trap. Who knew you couldn’t trust the Taliban?”
Another added: “So let me get this straight. A Catholic missionary goes to a radical Islamic country, talks about starving population while ordering excessively food.
“Finishes the Tweet by thanking the Taliban for all the above. Surreal.”
A third chimed in: “If you’re struggling with food, try going to Afghanistan. The Taliban is doing a great job at this, I hear.”
The news comes after Miles told the Daily Star that he felt ‘very safe’ in Kabul, despite a powerful explosion killing more than 50 people on Friday (April 29).
The powerful explosion at a Kabul mosque was the latest of a series of attacks on civilian targets in Afghanistan during Ramadan. Miles even claimed he felt like the Taliban would protect him from ISIS.
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