Dear Pashtun Society members,Welcome to THE PAKHTUNKHWA! As you can probably tell, we have changed the nameof this magazine from ARIANA MONTHLY to THE PAKHTUNKHWA.
We had numerousrequests from people to change the name of the magazine for various reasons and wegave all members of the Pashtun Society an opportunity to come up with their ownname for the magazine. After many responses, we narrowed down to ‘THEPAKHTUNKHWA’, and what a great time in history to change it, with a very appropriatename!April 2010 saw the dream of Pashtun legend, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s dreambecome realized. April 2010 brought in celebrations all across the formerly namedNWFP, when Pashtuns ‘nationwide’ rejoiced in celebration with the re-naming of theprovince, which was one of the decades old dreams of the entire Pashtun nation! Thechange of the name truly places the Pashtun nation and the Pashtun people on theMap, and we feel that this is the start of many good things to come. Congratulations tothe whole of the Pashtun nation, for the coming of the long awaited KhyberPakhtunkhwa from everyone at The Pashtun Society.Aside from the change in name, we have also decided to change the whole outlook of the publication. After thinking about the main purpose of this e-magazine, we came tothe conclusion that we want to be a central point of discussion, where Pashtuns andnon-Pashtuns can come and discuss issues that affect them. We want to beinformative and encourage thought and discussion, along with the sharing of opinionswhich ultimately help to educate the Pashtun Diaspora. For this very reason, we havedecided to discontinue with the concept of a monthly magazine, and instead we willrelease sporadic essay’s and features that provoke debate and thought. The wholeidea behind this is to help Pashtuns around the world make their own conclusions toevents, situations and topics that affect them. We want to include our members tobecome more active in their contribution to this publication, through encouraging themto comment on different topics and even throwing in their own debatable ideas.So! Welcome to the very first essay, released by The Pashtun Society and please leaveyour opinion and comments or thoughts on this topic and others that we will bereleasing in the future. Happy reading!
President,UWSU Pashtun Society
The Pashtun's Victim: Islam. What we can learn from the similarities betweenthe Jewish and Pashtun situation, an essay.
Without a doubt, the decades of wars that have torn Afghanistan apart, will have itsaffect on the Afghan civilian. We hear too often about innocent civilian