Anti-Hazara Massacre in Kabul, The genocide continues

Anti-Hazara Massacre in Kabul, The genocide continues

Saturday 23 July, the ISIS terrorists have once again brought death in Kabul, this time by attacking the Hazara, a Shiite community that persecuted peaceful demonstrations against poverty and marginalization by the Afghan government.

The victims demanded electricity, roads and respect as full citizens.

The provisional toll is at present 84 deaths and 237 injured.

The ISIS was quick to claim the massacre and promised to “purge Khorassan and other Muslim lands of their polytheistic dirt.”

Hazara Shiites were persecuted for centuries by the ultra-conservative Islamic circles because of their qualified polytheistic and idolatrous belief.

Jihad against the Hazaras are officially since the publication of the fatwa of the Pashtun Amir Abdur Rahman Khan in 1891 that declares the Hazara “infidels”.

In the course of the twentieth century, the Hazaras were enslaved and also victims of racial prejudice because of their physical traits and particularly because of their slanting eyes. Nicknamed the “flattened nose”, the “donkey”, the “mouths of Chinese” or the “mouse-eaters.”

After being persecuted by the Taliban, the Hazara Shia have become a prime target of ISIS terrorists.

The Hazara are regularly the target of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan but also in Pakistan where the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LEJ) promised eradication.

This is especially the city of Quetta in Pakistan where the scene of mass killings is targeting this community.

We condemn the massacre of Kabul forcefully and call on international bodies to describe the ISIS crimes against the Hazaras as genocide in the same way as those committed against Christians and Yezidis in Syria and Iraq.

International law requires states to prevent genocide, to defend ethnic groups who are the target and try and punish those responsible.

Left to themselves, the Hazaras of Afghanistan and Pakistan deserve more than ever the support of the international community.

Human Rights Agency (HRA)