Gli sciiti afghani e il secondo emirato islamico


  • Elisa Ada Giunchi Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Mir Ahmad Joyenda


Parole chiave:

Afghanistan, Shi‘as, Ismailis, Taleban


After the return to power of the Taliban in August 2021, many analysts wondered if the new Islamic emirate would be different from the one that had controlled much of the country between 1996-2001. The treatment of women since then, which has received extensive coverage, seems to indicate that their ideological stand has not changed. But there is one aspect that has been overlooked and that would help us answer that question: the policies towards the Shi‘a minority. In the paper we will summarize the status of Afghan Shi‘as through the decades and assess whether it has changed over the course of two periods of Taleban rule

Biografie autore

Elisa Ada Giunchi, Università degli Studi di Milano

Professoressa ordinaria

Mir Ahmad Joyenda

Attivista per i diritti umani, ex parlamentare

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