Join Date: Mar 2006
AQ follows the Iraq model in Afghanistan?
Early in December 2012 there were three attacks on Shia Muslims in Afghanistan, which did not get a mention here IIRC; catching up on my reading I find Ahmed Rashid has written:
Given the Taleban are a "wide church" regarding their adherence to Islam, with a steadily growing conservative element, I do wonder if these attacks were AQ's.
Nor am I persuaded that GIRoA and the Taleban are likely to be reconciled.
Is it possible that within the Taleban coalition a group which is anti-Shia, as some are along the Durand Line, was responsible?
As Jason Burke remarked recently regarding the complexities of Afghanistan, he illustrated his point citing a group of Shia Hazara fighters fulfilling an obligation to a Sunni Taliban leader fighting near Kabul, before 2001.
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