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A Teacher in Afghanistan: Is the Future Democracy or Muslim Extremism?

A Teacher in Afghanistan: Is the Future Democracy or Muslim Extremism?

By Jeffrey E. Stern A few months ago, in downtown Kabul, a small man stood on top of a car with a megaphone in a city liberated by American troops, and faced down his government. His quarrel was with President Ashraf Ghani. Tensions rose, a guard fired on the protestors, the man on the car […]

Hunted Hazaras travel ‘Death Road’ through Afghanistan

West of the Afghan city of Maidan Shahr is a 40-kilometre stretch of paved highway known as “Death Road”, where drivers say the country’s ethnic Hazara minority are slaughtered by militants “like sheep and cows”. “The spit dries in our mouths from fear when we pass it,” says Mohammad Hussain, who ferries passengers along the […]

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Almond Eyes (Chashm Badami)

By Zahra H. Editor’s note: Members of the Hazara ethnic minority were attacked and killed at Afshar, Mazar-i Sharif, Yakaolang Robatak, Ghor, and Jalriz. In Ghor province armed Taliban halted a car, separated the occupants into Hazara, Tajik, and Pashtoons, and then killed the Hazaras. In Jalriz, Taliban recently attacked and killed Hazaras. I am going to puke […]

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TALIBAN vs. ISIS Hostility Race in Afghanistan: Hazaras The Main Victims

Hazara People International Network Ghazni: Taliban terrorists kidnapped 17 members of ethnic minority Hazara from a car in east Afghanistan, only a few days after they kidnapped and shot dead four Hazara students in the same province last Wednesday. Tuesday’s kidnapping in the province of Ghazni follow a spate of suicide bombings in Kabul last […]

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What Mohammad Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returned

By Adam Taylor A combination photo of the 180-foot-high Buddha statue in Bamian, central Afghanistan on Dec. 18, 1997, left, and after its destruction on March 26, 2001. (Muzammil Pasha, Sayed Salahuddin/Reuters) The late Taliban leader Mohammad Omar played a major role in history. By giving Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda haven after they were expelled […]

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Journalist expelled from her job with Tolo Tv due to a tweet about Kuchi-Taliaban involvment in Jalriz massacre

 Saleha Soadat’s press statement  Dear friends and fellows, As you may aware, I was expelled from my job with the Tolo News earlier this month after I shared a tweet via my personal account about unpopular incident of Jalriz District of Maidan Wardak in which tens of local police officers were brutally killed by Taliban. […]

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Taliban Are Said to Target Hazaras to Try to Match ISIS’ Brutality

By ROD NORDLAND and JAWAD SUKHANYAR KABUL, Afghanistan — A wave of kidnappings followed by numerous beheadings of members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic group have spread alarm and anger among a people who have historically been this country’s most persecuted.  The police in Ghazni Province on Sunday confirmed that four Hazara farmers who had been kidnapped by the […]

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Can Afghanistan Avoid the History of Ethnic Subjugation?

By Ali Reza Sarwar There is serious evidence indicating that Afghanistan may return to a chaotic past where severe inter-ethnic clashes could define the country’s future. The recent developments, particularly after President Ashraf Ghani came to power in a disputed election last December, support this gloomy prediction. On January 12, 2015, Ghani announced the names of his 25 […]

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Gunmen kidnap 30 members of Hazara community in southern Afghanistan

Kandahar, Afghanistan: Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community, authorities said Tuesday. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack Monday afternoon, nor demanded a ransom. The 30 people were kidnapped from two vehicles on a major road in Zabul province, provincial Gov. Mohammad Ashraf said. He said authorities were trying […]

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Dispatches: Afghanistan’s Afshar Agonies Remembered

by Ahmad Shuja Twenty-two years ago, residents of Kabul’s Afshar district awoke to the sound of rockets launched at them from a nearby mountainside. February 11, 1993, marked the bloody dawn of the Afshar campaign, one of the worst mass atrocities of Afghanistan’s civil war of the early 1990s. Powerful militia-backed faction leaders systematically planned and […]

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