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The Taliban is trying to win over Afghanistan’s Shiites with a 33-year-old Hazara emissary

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Washington Post, 1 November 2021

The Post quotes AAN analyst Ali Adili on one of the most high-ranking Hazaras in the new Taleban administration, the intelligence chief for Bamian province:

“He’s not the kind of national figure that could appeal to the Hazara community,” said Ali Adili, an Afghan researcher focusing on the Hazara community who recently fled to Northern Virginia. “He’s young and also not well educated.”

He is also quoted about the 1964 Afghan constitution that is rumoured to b reinstated by the Taleban:

during the monarchy of King Mohammed Zahir Shah.

“That constitution does not recognize the Shiite jurisprudence,” said Adili, the researcher.