A Formerly Persecuted Minority Gains Clout In Afghanistan

December 16, 2010

Author: Borzou Daragahi

Source: The Los Angeles Times


Along rutted streets in newly revitalized neighborhoods hang green, red, yellow and black banners commemorating Imam Hussein, the prophet Muhammad's grandson, whose death more than 1,300 years ago continues to forge the identity and fuel the grievances of Afghanistan's Shiite Muslims.