(THEBLAZE) — Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), said Tuesday that he supports the Internal Revenue Service’s political targeting of Tea Party groups because “they are the Taliban wing of American politics.”

And he doesn’t think the comparison is in any way unfair or over the top.

Bond’s Taliban remarks were made in response to a question posed by MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts.

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