Thursday, July 29, 2004

Hazaras Prosper

If this Pak Tribune article is any indication, things are good right now for Afghanistan's Hazara population. The Hazaras, who claim to be descended from the Mongols, are Isma'ili Shi'ites who have long been persecuted by the country's Sunni majority, and during the 1980's supported the Soviets because they believed the mujahideen would be worse. Now, they are building their community and hoping to participate in a democratic process in the near future.


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