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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

(Aljazeera) Complicating sectarianism in Afghanistan

In the hours following Tuesday’s Ashoura Day attacks on Shia Afghans in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif, online and offline discourse quickly turned to talk of a resurgence of sectarian violence based on religious or ethnic lines in Afghanistan.

The Guardian asked if the Kabul attack was "a sectarian or an ethnic atrocity?" The Financial Times said the bombings "raise sectarian strife fears", The Telegraph drew "parallels with Iraq", Foreign Policy called it "rare Afghan anti-Shia violence" and the BBC simply asked "Why have Afghanistan’s Shias been targeted now?"...Continue Reading....

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