SWJ: Taliban have successfully subjugated villages and regions to their narco-Salafi credendum…We must now come to terms with the fact that both US/NATO forces and traditional Afghan warrior codes (local moral authorities) have been defeated by a Taliban who now promiscuously commingle Salafism and gangsterism (drug-guns-human smuggling, extortion, kidnapping, etc..). Their success is the result of
Spiegel: Aryana Sayeed, 33, is the only internationally known pop act in Afghanistan. She is adored by youth — and hunted by the Taliban. / Sayeed: “The extremists play with the sexual frustration of young men. On the streets of Afghanistan, 99 percent of the passersby are men. When a woman in burka walks down the
The Atlantic: When makiz nasirahmad, a 24-year-old Afghan American who recently lived in Afghanistan, received a Facebook friend request from a woman with an unfamiliar name, she didn’t think twice about accepting it. The woman’s profile picture had clearly been copied off the internet, but Nasirahmad figured that the woman could be a relative of
WASHINGTON, July 12 (Sputnik) – An American troop was killed on Thursday after an operation in Afghanistan, the US military said in a press release. “A US service member died today of a wound sustained during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, July 12,” the release said. “In addition, an Afghan security force member was
Foreign Policy: As in Iraq and Syria, the long war in Afghanistan has been particularly harsh on religious minorities. Afghanistan once had thriving Sikh and Hindu communities, but today, the numbers have been reduced to only the most determined and persistent. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s only Jewish national said he was once part of a thriving Jewish community. Zablon Simintov is the last Afghan Jew still living in the country and said he is extremely concerned about the future of Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
AA: Political stability and peace-building are among the key concerns of today’s Afghan people, but also the areas they are most disappointed about. In recent years, the popular belief that the Afghan society could really progress toward peace and political stability has been severely shaken. The belief that the country could one day unite did not
VOA News / May 6, 2018: Afghan Sikh and Hindu faithful have a new home just outside Washington. The AsaMai Hindu Temple, the first shrine for Afghan Hindu and Sikh followers in the region, opened its doors earlier this month during the Vaisakhi’ festival, which is celebrated by both faiths. VOA’s Afghan service reporter Mohammad
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 6, 2018 The Taliban has closed at least 30 schools in an area under its control south of Kabul after a local militant commander was killed by government forces, Afghan officials say. Salim Saleh, a spokesman for Logar Province’s governor, said on April 6 that the Taliban closed the schools
Tolo News: A survey conducted last year by a Swedish organization estimates the population of Afghanistan to be over 34.4 million. According to the findings of the organization, at least half of Afghanistan’s population are eligible to vote. Click here to read more (external link). View Report in Dari below