“The Hazaras cherish education and hard work, but their Shiite Muslim faith and Asian features have long made them a target. Will they find a better life in the post-Taliban era?” This is the intro of the feature published on National Geographic’s February 2008 edition titled as “The Outsiders in Afghanistan”. The feature contents pictures and writers’ field notes.
Such features and articles on international print and electronic media reveals the tragic history of Hazaras, which is needed to come in front of international community and not to remain only till folks like Abdul Rehman’s era.
The feature on National Geographic contents sentences that the readers may want to discuss about and put their comments so PLEASE DO COMMENTS on sentences such as ” Hazaras are the descendants of Genghis Khan’s Mongolian soldiers, who marched into central Afghanistan in the 13th century, built a garrison, and conquered the inhabitants”a varied mix of peoples not uncommon along the Silk Road. When the locals rose up and killed Genghis’s son, the conqueror retaliated by leveling Bamian and wiping out most of its residents. Those who survived intermarried with the Mongolian invaders and became the Hazarasa”a genetic collaboration evident in the diversity of facial features among the region’s people today”, “A Taliban saying about Afghanistan’s non-Pashtun ethnic groups went: “Tajiks to Tajikistan, Uzbeks to Uzbekistan, and Hazaras to goristan,”and Specially on the title “Outsiders”.
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