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in response to reader comment: Alexander the great also Wept in Afghanistan, like Bush and like Breznev

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 6, 2009 at 07:53

Ibn Masud wrote :

> But when we say brave Afghans we should clearify, we really mean the Pashtoons who are about 60% of the total population. Most of the other ethnic groups are nothing but numbers.<

40% is an impressive number particurarly bearing in mind their strong centrifugal tendencies and their more than justified hatred towards the Pashtoons. Tribalism is a normal state of affairs in Afghanistan.

> The Pashtoons remind me of the famous saying of Alexander "the great" who on his death bed whispered his last words:

"I defeated the Persians, and
I swung through the Pyramids,
But, I wept in Bactria" (ancient name of Afghanistan)<

Where did you find that tearful fairy tale about Alexander, hafiz ? Was it included in the same source that made of him the Double-Horned One ... you know the silly fairy tale called the Quran ... or was it part of the same forged prophecy you mention below ?

>(Ofcourse, he lost all of his "mighty" army there, <

Really ? So evidently after losing all his army in Bactria against the brave Afghan jihadists he marched into India alone on a magic Arabian camel lent to him by prophet Mohammed (PBUH), didn't he ? Do your "sources" mention his campaign in India at all?

>few decentands of Alexander's army are still living in the northern Pakistan in an area called Kallash or Kaafristaan)<

"Kalash" is the name of this tribe. The few remaining Kalash people live in three isolated mountain valleys: Bumboret , Rumbur, and Birir. The name "Kafiristan" -The land of the Kafirs- was given to them because like their cousins in Afghanistan to c. 1895 managed to escape Islamization through terrror. Evidently the British prevented any larger local attempts at imitating the Afghan jihad against the Kalash.

Yet their plight today is a heart-breaking story. The Pakistani Moslems make their life impossible wherever they can :


>Also, the saying of our dear Prophet Muhammed (saw) about an Army 36,000 strong, wearing black turbans and carrying black flags coming from the Khurassan (Afghanistan was a part of Persian Empire at the time of the Prophet and was called Khurassan) to attack the Jews and Rome is written in the book of Hadith by Abu Dawood (ra)- if anyone wants to read it.<

Another fake and absurd prophecy invented under the Abbasid dynasty to legitimize ex post the usurpation of the caliphat from the Syrian Ummayads in A.D. 750 ! There are some interesting remarks on it in "The Arab Empire and its Fall" by Julius Wellhausen.

Anyway, Khorasan was something different from Afghanistan. The term Afghanistan emerged only in the 18th c. with Ahmad Shah Durrani. The tribes living on what is now Afghanistan had never had a state and lived in permanent war with each other and the outside world.

>I feel sorry for those who have to face the Pashtoons!!
(they are really a Qoumoon Jabbareen- the mighty people)<

So you will agree that Pakistan's fate is sealed the moment the Pashtoo-Pakistani war over the unjust Durand Line breaks out ? The Pashtoons have a right to self-determination and they have to use it against Pakistan that occupies a large part of Pashtoonistan.


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