One Pissed Off Veteran sees the kinship:
The American Taliban is hard at work here. The Fundamentalist Radical Christianists are doing everything they possibly can to bring on the Armageddon they want so badly. The sociopathic ruffians behind this project knew that it would create strife among their brothers-under-the-skin, the Fundamentalist Radical Islamists. That, it would appear, was the whole point.