PASHTUNS

SCHOLARS NOW CLAIM PASHTUNS ARE DESCENDED FROM THE ISRAELITES…….

Now wait for these scholars to claim that they have a right for Israeli citizenship. KGS

Pakistan: Scholar confirms link between Israelites and Pashtuns

Islamabad, 24 Feb. (AKI) – Pashtun tribes in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India have Jewish ancestry and converted to Islam in the 7th century AD when their leader, Imarul Qais, met the Prophet Mohammed in Saudi Arabia, a top Pashto scholar has told Adnkronos International (AKI).
“The Prophet Mohammed addressed Qais and his tribesmen and said that you belong to Malik Talut’s race. Thereafter he called him Malik (King),” said Abaseen Yousufzai, who heads the Pashto department of Islamia College in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
Yousufzai was referring to King Talut, the biblical King Saul, the first king of the Israelites.
His comments came amid a lively international debate on whether the Pashtun may have descended from some of the ‘lost tribes’ of Israel and a joint Indian-Israeli genetics research project which was established to investigate this.

Comment: Flippenheck: “One has to realise that this is a typical example of trying to whitewash Jihadi fanaticism by retracing the Pathans’ (Pashtuns) origins back to Israel. Despicable really! A while ago, I read something about this very subject: Taliban being allegedly Jewish.
Aamof, the Taliban are ethnically speaking an Eastern-Iranian people, related to Persians, Kurds, Baluchi and Tajiks as the major groups. (Iranian peoples in general)
[…] Needless to say, both of these claims are false. Iranian peoples are genetically neither Arab nor Jewish. This oral tradition maintained by Pashtuns is a load of claptrap, and is solely confined to ‘popular myth’ spread by word of mouth only.”

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  1. One has to realise that this is a typical example of trying to whitewash Jihadi fanaticism by retracing the Pathans' (Pashtuns) origins back to Israel. Despicable really !

    A while ago, I read something about this very subject: Taliban being allegedly Jewish.

    Aamof, the Taliban are ethnically speaking an Eastern-Iranian people, related to Persians, Kurds, Baluchi and Tajiks as the major groups. (Iranian peoples in general)

    "Some anthropologists lend credence to the mythical oral traditions of the Pashtun tribes themselves. For example, according to the Encyclopaedia of Islam, the theory of Pashtun descent from Israelites is traced to Maghzan-e-Afghani who compiled a history for Khan-e-Jehan Lodhi in the reign of Mughal Emperor Jehangir in the 17th century.

    Another book that corresponds with Pashtun historical records, Taaqati-Nasiri, states that in the 7th century BC a people called the Bani Israel settled in Ghor, southeast of Herat, Afghanistan, and then migrated south and east. These references to Bani Israel agree with the commonly held view by Pashtuns that when the twelve tribes of Israel were dispersed the tribe of Joseph, among other Hebrew tribes, settled in the region. This oral tradition is widespread among the Pashtuns. There have been many legends over the centuries of descent from the Ten Lost Tribes after groups converted to Christianity and Islam. Hence the tribal name 'Yusef Zai' in Pashto translates to the 'sons of Joseph'." (which does not really mean anything in my mind, because Yusuf is the Arab equivalent of Joseph, just like Ibrahim is the Arab equivalent of Abraham)

    "One issue in the belief that the Pathans descend from that the Ten Lost Tribes were exiled by Assyria, while Maghzan-e-Afghani says they were permitted by the (Achaemenid) ruler of Persia to go east to Afghanistan. This inconsistency can be explained by the fact that Persia acquired the lands of the ancient Assyrian Empire when it conquered the Empire of the Medes and Chaldean Babylonia, which had conquered Assyria decades earlier. But no ancient author mentions such a transfer of Israelites further east, or no ancient extra-Biblical texts refer to the Ten Lost Tribes at all.

    Other Pashtun tribes claim descent from Arabs, including some even claiming to be descendants of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Some groups from Peshawar and Kandahar (such as the Afridis , Khattaks and Sadozais) also claim to be descended from Alexander the Great's Greeks."

    Of course, I took the evidence for this deliberate ruse from somewhere. Guess what ? I found this on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashtun

    Needless to say, both of these claims are false. Iranian peoples are genetically neither Arab nor Jewish. This oral tradition maintained by Pashtuns is a load of claptrap, and is solely confined to 'popular myth' spread by word of mouth only.

  2. not exactly man.. but one thing i wanna say that… we have always heard from our elders that we had jewish religion before islam… persians were of zorroism and hazaras were budhists and so on…… am a pashtun

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