When it comes to fake news, it looks like some Afghans have mastered the art of ‘fake it till you make it’ to a whole new level. Spreading rumors on social media can and normally does manipulate perceptions depending on how much of the internet ecosystem is populated with a particular lie or fake news. […]Read more "The Taliban Boy Toy and Fake News"
Afghan Member of Parliament (MP) and a disgrace to the law, Lalai Hamidzai (full name Mohammad Nahim Lalai Hamidzai), has reportedly gone on a drunken shooting rampage on Thursday night in Kabul, according to this report. This nationalist MP is previously reported to have said on national TV that Afghanistan is only for people of […]Read more "The Afghan Debauchery and a Lawful Escapade"
Niloofar Rahmani, the history making first female fixed-wing Air Force aviator of Afghanistan came under fire this week for seeking asylum in the United States after her most recent training in the US. While most of the reports are reactionary, as a blogger I like to take my time and wait for a few days […]Read more "Niloofar Rahmani: Ten Reasons Why I Support Her Decision to Seek Asylum in the USA"
I am from North Afghanistan. Although there is no such thing as North or South Afghanistan but when I look at the state of my country right now, I am assured that Afghanistan is already a psychologically divided nation – a division along ethnic lines of the Pashtuns who claim to be the majority and […]Read more "Afghanistan and the Pashtun Entitlement"
Much has been written about and, responded to, the book ‘Heretic’ authored by one of the fiercest critics of Islam and former Muslim, Ayaan Hirsi Ali (referred to as AHA from here on). As usual, I wait for the dust to settle, for the tempers to cool down, and for my own research to conclude […]Read more "The Push for Islamic Reform: Why Muslims Should Hear Out Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Other ‘Heretics of Islam’"
WARNING TO READERS: Please DO NOT read this article if you are easily offended. Some parts of this article make strong reference to sexual themes. All opinions in this article are solely my own and do not represent any person (alive or deceased) or any institution, whether directly or indirectly, associated with in the present […]Read more "Molestation of Islam: The Un-Islamic State of Jahiliyyah"
Given my background as the son of an anti-Communist Afghan leader, I never thought I would find myself writing a favorable article about a former KGB officer who probably back in the 1980s, would have wanted the likes of my father apprehended and killed, as was the case in the Communist days of Afghanistan. While […]Read more "The Assassination of Putin’s Persona"