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Afghanistan's IslamFrom Conversion to the Taliban$
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Nile Green

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294134

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294134.001.0001

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Nationalism, Not Islam

Nationalism, Not Islam

The “Awaken Youth” Party and Pashtun Nationalism

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(p.163) 8 Nationalism, Not Islam
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Afghanistan's Islam
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Faridullah Bezhan

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294134.003.0009

Wish Zalmiyan or the ‘Awaken Youth Party’ (AYP) was the first political party to operate openly in Afghanistan. It enjoyed support from the intelligentsia and the monarchical regime. The AYP’s key ideological elements were nationalism and constitutionalism. While they made the party popular with a segment of the ruling elite and the intelligentsia, they brought resentment from the religious establishment for which Islam was the only ideology to be followed and the Quran the only constitution the country needed. This chapter examines how, in the aftermath of World War II, most members of the urban Afghan educated class leaned towards nationalism and constitutionalism as the driving forces for new political dynamics and the progress of the country. It explores what type of nationalism the Wish Zalmiyan party was advocating.

Keywords:   Afghanistan, Islam, Modern history, Politics, Political Parties, Constitutionalism, Secularism, Nationalism, Persian, Newspapers

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