Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

New Fears Among Afghanistan’s Minority Hazara Community

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NPR, 16 May 2015

AAN’s Qayoum Suroush was a participant in a US public radio discussion (link to transcription and to audio):

Moderator: Suroush found reports by the media and local authorities often speculate about the tribal affiliations of hostages. And in the wake of February’s bus attack, there is often an assumption that Hazaras are being targeted, even when they’re not. Suroush says these false reports are potentially dangerous because they create a climate where attacking minorities seems commonplace.

QS: (Through interpreter) What we find is there is not any new systematic targeting of Hazaras, but there is a real fear that that might happen.