Dehumanizing Pashtuns: From Terrorists to Blue-eyed Chaiwalas

Many people have seen the photograph of 18-year-old Arshad Khan, the Afghan Pashtun* worker at an Islamabad tea stand whose photo has gone viral globally. When the image of this tea vendor who had neither a name nor a story attached to him appeared on my social media timeline, I immediately…

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Shehnaz Haqqani

…I’m a Pashtun immigrant American. I have spent half of my life in Pakistan and half in the U.S. I’m a sucker for languages and think I can afford, time-wise, to study them all at once… Who are you? I am a Pashtun from Swat, Pakistan, who has gravely disappointed…

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