Mahaz-e-Milli Islami Afghanistan

Mahazmili is a political party in Afghanistan that evolved from a terrorist-affiliated group. It has been led, since its founding, by members of a prominent Sufi family, the Gailani. It is primarily (but not exclusively) a Pashtun party, followers of the Sufi holy man Pir Sayed Ahmed Gailani, who Gaillani is opposed to radical Islamists, have a reputation for moderate thought and the traditional mystical and introspective religious currents that characterize Sufism in that sect. During the 90s it was a minor party within the Northern Alliance. A member of the Kabul elite before 1978, Gailani fled Kabul after the Marxist revolution in 1978 and founded the resistance group Mahaz-e Milli-e Islami-e Afghanistan (National Islamic Front) in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1979.  After the collapse of the communist government in 1992, Gailani returned to Kabul and participated in the transitional government. When…

Mahaz-e-Milli Islami Afghanistan, also known as National Islamic Front of Afghanistan, UINFSA, NIFA - Mahaz-i Milli-yi Islami, Mahaz-e Milli-e Islami-e Afghanistan is an inactive group formed c. 1991.
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