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· June, 2016

Stories about Afghanistan from June, 2016

Who Was Jalaluddin Rumi, and Whose Rumi Is He?

As Hollywood unleashes a Di Caprio-coloured plot to appropriate the life of a famous Persian poet, older battles over his legacy are coming to the boil.

Conspiracy Theories Find Fertile Soil in Afghan Social Media

"America is mother of Daesh [ISIS] and the grandmother of the Taliban. It supports Daesh by injecting Dollars. It supports the Taliban by injecting Pakistani Rupees."

Is Social Media Helping to Perpetuate Violence in Afghanistan?

"Those who share the bloody pictures of victims not only irritate [victims'] families but also unintentionally assist the Taliban in their propaganda."

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