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Soldat_Amir
10-21-2011, 06:07 PM
The downfall of our civilisation


Currently our downfall of the Pashtun civilisation is quite obvious, even at present, our people are just mere mercenaries for outsiders, our whole infrastructure has been under developed due to our backward mentalities, which has many roots for this being, such as Desert ideologies like Alqueda/Taliban and the whole radical change of our society from a progressing society in the 60’s and 70’s to a radical Arabian Ikhwani USA/Pakistan/Saudi sponsored model society.

Our people are just merely “Chowkidars”,”gate keepers” and “Drivers” for our oppressors. The constant propaganda circulating within our community about how we Pashtuns are invisible to pain and torment from foreigners, is just fact less nonsense that brings nothing but misinforms the reality of our society and the extent we as Pashtuns suffer due to the hands of outside powers.

Since the 1900’s, our great motherland Afghanistan has been meddled with, divided and given to others, without the concerns of the natives taken into consideration, the British being the most deceitful, drew the Durand line, installed a puppet king, who seemed to be more concerned about converting Shia into Sunnis, then the betterment of the Afghan people as a whole.
Even after the sacrifice, the bloodshed and all the brave men who fought against the British, the British just could not stop meddling in Afghan affairs and continued to this very present day.

Take the example of King Amanullah Khan, the man who brought modernity to Afghanistan, was confronted by a Tajik called Habibullāh Kalakāni who opposed all forms of modernity such as female education and was your typical Taliban at the time. Habibullah, being a Non-Pashtun but a Tajik of the Islamic faith, once again, demonstrated this continuous trend of the mis-handling of our masses to provide the comfort and interest of our enemies, who work against us.

If Amanullah Khan had succeeded, Afghanistan would have been a different place, for the first time in Afghanistan history, women were given rights, a constitution was written and a independent judiciary was created. As usual, when such things occur in Afghanistan, there is always someone there who revolts and brings the nation backwards and in this case, it was led by Kala Khan also known as Habibullah.

Same with the case of the Shami pir of Syria, who just like Habibullah, being a Non-Pashtun used the natives against their own people for someone else’s bidding, and then fled once the payments were made; Shami Pir was paid according to sources around 25,000sterling pounds and was airlifted to safety by the British, after deceitfully leading the Mahsud and Wazir tribesmen to war upon their own people and country, this typical act still occurs to this day within Afghanistan.

Maybe due to regional and strategic interests, the powers to be having never left the people of Afghanistan to prosper, the history is painted in turmoil and bloodshed, and nobody has given peace a chance and to this day, people continue to work against Afghan interests.

During the 60’s and 70’s, as Afghanistan began to prosper, and develop with assistance of the Soviet Union, women were being educated, people received free medical care and a full functioning army/police was in place without error, that began to change due to many factors, such as intervention by neighbours, i.e. Pakistan (Punjabistan), Iran and the organising of the Peshawar Seven led by the likes of Hekmatyar, Rabbani and Ahmad Shah Masood.

History once again repeated itself, as modernity becomes an issue in Afghanistan, the usual culprits, the social rejects, start to justify a campaign for its removal, due to the insecurities of foreign elements, and in this case being Pakistan, Arab (Muslim world), Iran and the West.

As the authorities were enforcing female education for the betterment of Afghan women, a figure by the name of Sher Ahmad Maladani came about, and led the “Herat Uprising”. Sher Ahmad Maladani was responsible for the killing of young girls on the grounds that they are female and wanted to be educated. Sher Ahmad Maladani, some claim was armed and supported by Pakistan and Iran.

Most Afghans, refused to follow the footsteps of Islamists, the only safe haven for them, was Pakistan. Most of the Islamists were Non Pashtuns, such as Rabbani and Ahmad Shah Masood. The group Jamiet Islami was led by Tajiks, who opposed Pashtun nationalism, and any form of modernity including the education of female Afghans. Pakistan gave shelter to all these unsavoury figures, and even introduced them to America as the future asset of their “Holy Jihad” against the Soviet Union and its allies in Afghanistan. Pakistan provided the Islamist Militant groups shelter, protection and training. Under the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the Peshawer seven was given importance and was taken into consideration, since the issue of a greater Afghanistan was arising within the ranks of the Afghan government and Army, Pakistan feared that it would lose its Pakhtunkhwa province, which was stolen from Afghanistan by the British and handed over to the Pakistani authorities over a sham referendum.

I see no difference between present day Pakistan and the way Britain was during the 19th century, in 1921 Afghanistan signed a second treaty with the British and from there, Afghanistan was given its guarantee to sovereignty, however, the British refused to discuss any topic that would the Pashtun tribes in present day Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa being integrated back to Afghanistan. When India got its independence from the British Raj, Pakistan quickly took the Pashtun parts within its sphere of influence with approval of the British. Pashtuns revolted in the tribal regions, with Afghanistan’s concerns being felt by the Pakistani government at the time, the Pakistan air force responded by bombing Afghan villages.

A Loy Jirga was called at the time, which resulted the Pashtun people rejecting the Durrand line, and skirmishes continued in 1950; Pakistan responded by blocking all petroleum supplies to Afghanistan for a period of three months, this became the major factor why Afghanistan had to turn to the Soviet Union for aid.

Nobody has been sincere to the Pashtun people, from the start; the land has become a strategic paradise of many powers. From the days of Genghis khan turning once fertile lands in Afghanistan into deserts due to destroying Afghanistan’s vast irrigation systems, the mass murder of Afghans in Herat which they say took around seven days, whereby men, women and children were not spared by the Mongols to the current Pakistani/Arab mercenaries who have made a mockery of a once ancient civilisation by demolishing the basic essence of being a Pashtun by emotionally blackmailing an oppressed people for someone else’s interests.

Never in our history, have the Pashtun people ever executed glorified the killing of their fellow Pashtun sister in public until the influx of Arab Jihadis backed by America and Pakistan started to infest the minds of the people with Arab style militancy, that led to the hanging of Dr Najibullah, the same Dr Najibullah who rightfully stated, that Jerusalem is not in Afghanistan, but did the Arab criminals such as Abdullah Azzam and Osama listen? They did not, and wanted to use Afghanistan as a staging ground for the global hatred for the world, ignoring the consequences which will affect the Afghan people more than them.

Our people have lost their sense of identity, our heritage and ethnic unity has been abolished our sensitivities towards progression has brought upon us a lot of distrust and a sense of disunity.

Political powers have meddled in our lifestyle, displaced us from our homes and made us into nomads in our own land. Our history is painted in blood, from the days the Arabs invaded; to the day the Ghaznavid Empire established its oppressive rule over our people and changed our future for the worse.

Now our people battle for survival on the battlefield, sadly, that battlefield has been hijacked by the strategic assets of the Pakistani establishment as I can recall Imran Khan stating the murderers of the Haqqani network are the ticket for peace in Afghanistan, to Col Imam stating the Taliban is the future of Afghanistan and Hamid Gul one of the main high level Pakistanis who attended a 2001 Darul Uloom Haqqani Islamic conference which declared it a religious duty to protect Osama Bin Laden and declared the Taliban to be the rightful rulers of Afghanistan.

Those that I have mentioned, live/lived secular lives in Punjab, while they support enemies of the Pashtun people for the main purpose of strategic importance, and in this case, Pakistan wants to install the Taliban to prevent the aspiration of a progressive Pashtun people as a vital threat to its interests in the region.

Pakistan needs to understand, the Pashtun people are a firmly established people, with a language, a code of conduct and an indigenous culture, that pre-dates Islam by the centuries, since the days of the Greek Historian Herodotus mention of the Pashtun people.

If we don’t confront these important issues, then we will certainly face the worst consequence, being the total downfall of our civilisation as a whole.

By

Amir Khan Maseed
Afghan Patriot.

Soldat_Amir
10-21-2011, 06:08 PM
Remember guys, this is my first article ever written, so please be gentle on me.

Thanks

Toramana
10-21-2011, 06:16 PM
Maseed, thanks a lot...excellent...excellent ...and congrats...hope you continue writing and educating Pashtuns....

randolph85
10-21-2011, 06:28 PM
lol @ the soviet interference = modernity

millions of afghans didn't flee because they feared hospitals or education. but since ur rebuttal will be blaming the mujahadin, millions of afghans have returned to the country WHILE the taliban wage war against nato.

abassinafghan
10-22-2011, 03:19 AM
soldat amir you outlined som important facts on which i agree with you .
unfourtently we have alot of stupid people who dont can distinguish between
religion and politics , they dont see the real root of the problems and just
have the words , kafir , kufr , islam and muminin .
they can only repeat what they are told like parrots .

they tell the people nothing is important , aslong you have "islam " ,however they are such hypocrits , that they line up with people and let them support by people who insult islam and rasulallah ,day in and day out .

also the taliban would co operate with the americans , if they could !!!
its better to be the masters servant than the servant of the masters third servant ,e.g pakistan , saudi arabia . , where have been the oil embargos when they made those cartoons , where have been the cancelling of relations when they insulted our deen .or look at lybia , we live in the time of barking dogs which dont understand what they are screaming .


how ever it goes also in the opposite direction there are people who have only one problem which they call "islam" etc.

anyways i liked your article and there is alot of truth in it .


@ randolph

who were the millions who fled ? my familie stayed in the watan till the 90s we left in 94 because we had the opportunity and because there were nothing left over of our existence . no home , no work , nothing .....

and go back now ? i will tell you , the ones who can thanks to the big shaitan usa, make a business .or interact in the goverment .

by the way ,why are you still here ? , if it is so great?

Soldat_Amir
10-22-2011, 04:15 AM
Taliban and Pakistan allowed Western businessmen with babar to visit Afghanistan on a number of occasion for a pipe line.

Radolph you've been brainwashed by your American upbringing. Afghanistan was forced to be friends with soviets due to Pakistans constant blockade to the ports and durrand line, Soviets did more for Afghanistan than your ALqueda/Taliban/Pakistan/America and co has done.

Radolph, you need to study economics and politics at the time to understand the situation!

America didnt have to use the soviets to enter Afghanistan, they just wanted to give them their vietnam, and they used gullable people like to do it just to free Eastern Europe which makes you look worse.

AFG21
10-22-2011, 06:36 AM
It's a great articall, not bad if this is your first one.

But I steal have hope for Afghanistan, actually if we get more educated peopel , our society will be more progressive and liberal, thats way taliban mujhahidin burnd and destroid so many schools, they know that intelegent peopel know that what they do is wrong and uninslamic.

Mandharh
10-22-2011, 06:51 AM
The downfall of our civilisation


Currently our downfall of the Pashtun civilisation is quite obvious, even at present, our people are just mere mercenaries for outsiders, our whole infrastructure has been under developed due to our backward mentalities, which has many roots for this being, such as Desert ideologies like Alqueda/Taliban and the whole radical change of our society from a progressing society in the 60’s and 70’s to a radical Arabian Ikhwani USA/Pakistan/Saudi sponsored model society.

Our people are just merely “Chowkidars”,”gate keepers” and “Drivers” for our oppressors. The constant propaganda circulating within our community about how we Pashtuns are invisible to pain and torment from foreigners, is just fact less nonsense that brings nothing but misinforms the reality of our society and the extent we as Pashtuns suffer due to the hands of outside powers.

Since the 1900’s, our great motherland Afghanistan has been meddled with, divided and given to others, without the concerns of the natives taken into consideration, the British being the most deceitful, drew the Durand line, installed a puppet king, who seemed to be more concerned about converting Shia into Sunnis, then the betterment of the Afghan people as a whole.
Even after the sacrifice, the bloodshed and all the brave men who fought against the British, the British just could not stop meddling in Afghan affairs and continued to this very present day.

Take the example of King Amanullah Khan, the man who brought modernity to Afghanistan, was confronted by a Tajik called Habibullāh Kalakāni who opposed all forms of modernity such as female education and was your typical Taliban at the time. Habibullah, being a Non-Pashtun but a Tajik of the Islamic faith, once again, demonstrated this continuous trend of the mis-handling of our masses to provide the comfort and interest of our enemies, who work against us.

If Amanullah Khan had succeeded, Afghanistan would have been a different place, for the first time in Afghanistan history, women were given rights, a constitution was written and a independent judiciary was created. As usual, when such things occur in Afghanistan, there is always someone there who revolts and brings the nation backwards and in this case, it was led by Kala Khan also known as Habibullah.

Same with the case of the Shami pir of Syria, who just like Habibullah, being a Non-Pashtun used the natives against their own people for someone else’s bidding, and then fled once the payments were made; Shami Pir was paid according to sources around 25,000sterling pounds and was airlifted to safety by the British, after deceitfully leading the Mahsud and Wazir tribesmen to war upon their own people and country, this typical act still occurs to this day within Afghanistan.

Maybe due to regional and strategic interests, the powers to be having never left the people of Afghanistan to prosper, the history is painted in turmoil and bloodshed, and nobody has given peace a chance and to this day, people continue to work against Afghan interests.

During the 60’s and 70’s, as Afghanistan began to prosper, and develop with assistance of the Soviet Union, women were being educated, people received free medical care and a full functioning army/police was in place without error, that began to change due to many factors, such as intervention by neighbours, i.e. Pakistan (Punjabistan), Iran and the organising of the Peshawar Seven led by the likes of Hekmatyar, Rabbani and Ahmad Shah Masood.

History once again repeated itself, as modernity becomes an issue in Afghanistan, the usual culprits, the social rejects, start to justify a campaign for its removal, due to the insecurities of foreign elements, and in this case being Pakistan, Arab (Muslim world), Iran and the West.

As the authorities were enforcing female education for the betterment of Afghan women, a figure by the name of Sher Ahmad Maladani came about, and led the “Herat Uprising”. Sher Ahmad Maladani was responsible for the killing of young girls on the grounds that they are female and wanted to be educated. Sher Ahmad Maladani, some claim was armed and supported by Pakistan and Iran.

Most Afghans, refused to follow the footsteps of Islamists, the only safe haven for them, was Pakistan. Most of the Islamists were Non Pashtuns, such as Rabbani and Ahmad Shah Masood. The group Jamiet Islami was led by Tajiks, who opposed Pashtun nationalism, and any form of modernity including the education of female Afghans. Pakistan gave shelter to all these unsavoury figures, and even introduced them to America as the future asset of their “Holy Jihad” against the Soviet Union and its allies in Afghanistan. Pakistan provided the Islamist Militant groups shelter, protection and training. Under the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the Peshawer seven was given importance and was taken into consideration, since the issue of a greater Afghanistan was arising within the ranks of the Afghan government and Army, Pakistan feared that it would lose its Pakhtunkhwa province, which was stolen from Afghanistan by the British and handed over to the Pakistani authorities over a sham referendum.

I see no difference between present day Pakistan and the way Britain was during the 19th century, in 1921 Afghanistan signed a second treaty with the British and from there, Afghanistan was given its guarantee to sovereignty, however, the British refused to discuss any topic that would the Pashtun tribes in present day Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa being integrated back to Afghanistan. When India got its independence from the British Raj, Pakistan quickly took the Pashtun parts within its sphere of influence with approval of the British. Pashtuns revolted in the tribal regions, with Afghanistan’s concerns being felt by the Pakistani government at the time, the Pakistan air force responded by bombing Afghan villages.

A Loy Jirga was called at the time, which resulted the Pashtun people rejecting the Durrand line, and skirmishes continued in 1950; Pakistan responded by blocking all petroleum supplies to Afghanistan for a period of three months, this became the major factor why Afghanistan had to turn to the Soviet Union for aid.

Nobody has been sincere to the Pashtun people, from the start; the land has become a strategic paradise of many powers. From the days of Genghis khan turning once fertile lands in Afghanistan into deserts due to destroying Afghanistan’s vast irrigation systems, the mass murder of Afghans in Herat which they say took around seven days, whereby men, women and children were not spared by the Mongols to the current Pakistani/Arab mercenaries who have made a mockery of a once ancient civilisation by demolishing the basic essence of being a Pashtun by emotionally blackmailing an oppressed people for someone else’s interests.

Never in our history, have the Pashtun people ever executed glorified the killing of their fellow Pashtun sister in public until the influx of Arab Jihadis backed by America and Pakistan started to infest the minds of the people with Arab style militancy, that led to the hanging of Dr Najibullah, the same Dr Najibullah who rightfully stated, that Jerusalem is not in Afghanistan, but did the Arab criminals such as Abdullah Azzam and Osama listen? They did not, and wanted to use Afghanistan as a staging ground for the global hatred for the world, ignoring the consequences which will affect the Afghan people more than them.

Our people have lost their sense of identity, our heritage and ethnic unity has been abolished our sensitivities towards progression has brought upon us a lot of distrust and a sense of disunity.

Political powers have meddled in our lifestyle, displaced us from our homes and made us into nomads in our own land. Our history is painted in blood, from the days the Arabs invaded; to the day the Ghaznavid Empire established its oppressive rule over our people and changed our future for the worse.

Now our people battle for survival on the battlefield, sadly, that battlefield has been hijacked by the strategic assets of the Pakistani establishment as I can recall Imran Khan stating the murderers of the Haqqani network are the ticket for peace in Afghanistan, to Col Imam stating the Taliban is the future of Afghanistan and Hamid Gul one of the main high level Pakistanis who attended a 2001 Darul Uloom Haqqani Islamic conference which declared it a religious duty to protect Osama Bin Laden and declared the Taliban to be the rightful rulers of Afghanistan.

Those that I have mentioned, live/lived secular lives in Punjab, while they support enemies of the Pashtun people for the main purpose of strategic importance, and in this case, Pakistan wants to install the Taliban to prevent the aspiration of a progressive Pashtun people as a vital threat to its interests in the region.

Pakistan needs to understand, the Pashtun people are a firmly established people, with a language, a code of conduct and an indigenous culture, that pre-dates Islam by the centuries, since the days of the Greek Historian Herodotus mention of the Pashtun people.

If we don’t confront these important issues, then we will certainly face the worst consequence, being the total downfall of our civilisation as a whole.

By

Amir Khan Maseed
Afghan Patriot.

An excellent article... Bro, keep it up

Soldat_Amir
10-22-2011, 06:56 AM
It's a great articall, not bad if this is your first one.

But I steal have hope for Afghanistan, actually if we get more educated peopel , our society will be more progressive and liberal, thats way taliban mujhahidin burnd and destroid so many schools, they know that intelegent peopel know that what they do is wrong and uninslamic.

We need to industrialize Afghanistan to progress.

AFG21
10-22-2011, 08:00 AM
^Yes but we can't industrileze whitout educating everyone and we must prove to peopel that education is they key for a better live. We must to that at the same time.

Admin Khan
10-22-2011, 09:37 AM
Excellent. It was certainly worth my time. Keep it up.

Soldat_Amir
10-22-2011, 09:57 AM
^Yes but we can't industrileze whitout educating everyone and we must prove to peopel that education is they key for a better live. We must to that at the same time.

With a industrilized society, we can turn our masses into productive members of society, through productions, we produce, and from there we generate a means of currency, and education can be funded this way.

mashouqa
10-22-2011, 10:22 AM
As a somewhat conservative Pashtana, I may not agree with everything you've said, but I would have to say that it's very well written.

AFG21
10-22-2011, 11:47 AM
^Could you please tell us what you are not agreeing whith? I am curious.

Al Hanif
10-22-2011, 12:56 PM
And of mankind is he who purchases idle talk to mislead from the Path of Allah ﷻ, without knowledge, and takes it by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment.” [Luqmaan 31:6]

But how many thanks will the words of Allah ﷻ recieve compared to a man-made text ? This is how you spot munafiqs...

mashouqa
10-22-2011, 01:00 PM
^Could you please tell us what you are not agreeing whith? I am curious.
I disagree with Amanullah Khan's reforms and Soviet invasion presented here to be steps towards modernity.

AFG21
10-22-2011, 02:11 PM
I disagree with Amanullah Khan's reforms and Soviet invasion presented here to be steps towards modernity.

Hmm I think Amanullah Khan wanted to much to fast. And about the Soviet invasion I think he meant that we were forced to work whith them becuase the other didn't help us.

akbarkhan
10-22-2011, 02:16 PM
old commie, new coat.

کیش
10-22-2011, 04:00 PM
So, I read your essay as if your in a college course (that is what you wanted right?). Your thesis, "the downfall of the Pashtun civilization" was rather interesting. I have noticed some parts which could be improved. One thing is you placed too many commas in one sentence. You wrote an essay with a thesis and not an "article". When I was reading, I noticed some claims which NEEDS sources. its not that I don't belief you, but since you wrote this in a somewhat professional matter.


You are trying to say that Pashtuns are stupid people? That is what I am getting in your message. Pashtuns are easily manipulated and their war(s) which has been going on for decades aren't theirs, but only a handful of Arabs and their "Pakistani" stooges?

Afghanistan2010
10-22-2011, 04:30 PM
And of mankind is he who purchases idle talk to mislead from the Path of Allah ﷻ, without knowledge, and takes it by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment.” [Luqmaan 31:6]

But how many thanks will the words of Allah ﷻ recieve compared to a man-made text ? This is how you spot munafiqs...

MashaAllah , Allah ibarak feek.

BarakzaiAbdali
10-22-2011, 05:18 PM
I don't agree with much of it and think it ought to be discussed further, but I do think you have strong skills in the English Lexicon and idiom and think that you will prosper as a writer Maseed Saib. Its a well written essay. You will be a formidable opponent for your detractors.

khushal
10-23-2011, 02:48 PM
Currently our downfall of the Pashtun civilisation is quite obvious, even at present, our people are just mere mercenaries for outsiders, our whole infrastructure has been under developed due to our backward mentalities, which has many roots for this being, such as Desert ideologies like Alqueda/Taliban and the whole radical change of our society from a progressing society in the 60’s and 70’s to a radical Arabian Ikhwani USA/Pakistan/Saudi sponsored model society.

So what your saying is that pashtuns dont have a natural tendency o resist. All resistance is imported from foreign meddling and foreign ideologies. The 60's and 70's that you long for was the result of the confederacy that ahmed shah durrani created and the destruction of it resulted from the dismantling of that confederacy by daud and tariki,


Our people are just merely “Chowkidars”,”gate keepers” and “Drivers” for our oppressors. The constant propaganda circulating within our community about how we Pashtuns are invisible to pain and torment from foreigners, is just fact less nonsense that brings nothing but misinforms the reality of our society and the extent we as Pashtuns suffer due to the hands of outside powers.
Pashuns suffer because of its division due to the Durrand line and its landlocked position which makes it dependent on its neighbors.


Since the 1900’s, our great motherland Afghanistan has been meddled with, divided and given to others, without the concerns of the natives taken into consideration,
the meddling in afghanistan started long before 1900 and the durrand line was established in 1893.


Take the example of King Amanullah Khan, the man who brought modernity to Afghanistan, was confronted by a Tajik called Habibullāh Kalakāni who opposed all forms of modernity such as female education and was your typical Taliban at the time. Habibullah, being a Non-Pashtun but a Tajik of the Islamic faith, once again, demonstrated this continuous trend of the mis-handling of our masses to provide the comfort and interest of our enemies, who work against us.
If Amanullah Khan had succeeded, Afghanistan would have been a different place, for the first time in Afghanistan history, women were given rights, a constitution was written and a independent judiciary was created. As usual, when such things occur in Afghanistan, there is always someone there who revolts and brings the nation backwards and in this case, it was led by Kala Khan also known as Habibullah.
I dont know if your trying to scapegoat the problems on the tajiks here, but bringing reforms to a conservative tribal society with such speed actually defeats the purpose.


History once again repeated itself, as modernity becomes an issue in Afghanistan, the usual culprits, the social rejects, start to justify a campaign for its removal, due to the insecurities of foreign elements, and in this case being Pakistan, Arab (Muslim world), Iran and the West.
It was not the insecurities of foreign elements, it was the total rejection by the indigenous population of the reforms that were being proposed.



Most Afghans, refused to follow the footsteps of Islamists, the only safe haven for them, was Pakistan. Most of the Islamists were Non Pashtuns, such as Rabbani and Ahmad Shah Masood. The group Jamiet Islami was led by Tajiks, who opposed Pashtun nationalism, and any form of modernity including the education of female Afghans. Pakistan gave shelter to all these unsavoury figures,
Pakistan and the rural villagers gave shelter to one side and the soviets protected the other side with troops burning rural villages to the ground. Don't just give one side of the story.


A Loy Jirga was called at the time, which resulted the Pashtun people rejecting the Durrand line, and skirmishes continued in 1950; Pakistan responded by blocking all petroleum supplies to Afghanistan for a period of three months, this became the major factor why Afghanistan had to turn to the Soviet Union for aid.
Ofcourse, this goes back to my point that because of its landlocked position, it depends on its neighbors. Iran recently blocked gas shipments to Afghanistan and Fahim had to visit Tehran, do some ass kissing before Iran relieved the blockage.


Never in our history, have the Pashtun people ever executed glorified the killing of their fellow Pashtun sister in public until the influx of Arab Jihadis backed by America and Pakistan started to infest the minds of the people with Arab style militancy, that led to the hanging of Dr Najibullah, the same Dr Najibullah who rightfully stated, that Jerusalem is not in Afghanistan, but did the Arab criminals such as Abdullah Azzam and Osama listen? They did not, and wanted to use Afghanistan as a staging ground for the global hatred for the world, ignoring the consequences which will affect the Afghan people more than them.

If najibullah actually did his job and protected the afghans from soviet warplanes, maybe the afghans would have stood by him. Much like karzai failing to do his job.

Alchemist
10-23-2011, 09:53 PM
The title of your article is inaccurate and it reflects on your bias.
No offence, but there never was a "Pashtun Civilization". Pashto literature has hardly peeked given the fact that pashto scrip, a derivative of arabic, was adopted only a hundred or so years ago. If you really want to de-arabize pashtuns you could start by coming up with a new script for a change. It's obvious from your paper that by "foreign" you mean, tajik, arab and Islam are an impediment to "modernization".
More importantly the first thing that came to my mind was that during Amanullah khan's time, his biggest threat wasn't the "Taliban", but Russia and England. Did you forget that Afghanistan was cut off from the rest of the world after the durrand line treaty? You could hardly 'modernize' when you are isolated.

Your idea of modernization and liberation seems to be that women should wear mini skirts and you should be able to approach them at your friends party with a beer in your hand, then offer to take them to a secluded place in your volkswagan beetle. Either that...or by modernization you actually mean colonization.

Your article is good...for making pashtuns seem blameless, gullible, easily motivated by religious sermons and foolish.

BarakzaiAbdali
10-24-2011, 07:55 PM
Oh, btw Mr. Maseed, we need references for this article as well. And it will be added to your portfolio of creative writing pieces until you furnish those. You get an A for effort, a B+ for style and an F for supporting evidence.