Why do some Afghans look more Europea...

Why do some Afghans look more European than some Italians?

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ask a stupid question

Durrington, UK

#3 Aug 5, 2011
because they are caucasians, not Arabs.
From Bactrians

United States

#6 Oct 10, 2011
Absolutly wrong, Arabs are Semitic and hence are not related more to Europeans in the original context. Afghans are a mixed verity, Afghans did not exsist as a single group but were unified into a tribal confederation about 250 years ago. They're decendents are from various groups that domanent the land as proven recently through genetic research. The original people were the Zend a Indo European Aryan tribe who established the Zoroastrian religion near Balkh. The Persians were another addition and the social structure has remained the same amongst the Tajiks today. Importantly, the highest frequency of influence came after Alexander the Great, but the Greeks exsisted before him throughout eastern Persia called Khorasan before Alexander; Persian king Darius had deposited Greek artisans, architects, and etc. to the east to keep them at bay and incapable of escape back to Greece, instead in the west of the empire opting out and keep them far to eastern borders. These Greeks lived in these colonies as Greeks and had integrated some local customs. When Alexander the European conquered eastern Persia he was astonished to come upon Greek colonies so far from the mother land. Alexander was impressed by the Greek and indigenous mixture and himself decided to be married a local Bactrian Persian princess and ordered that his military of 30,000 man to marry locals. New cities were established by these ancient Europeans and infact 7 major cities in modern day Afghanistan were Greek establishments. After Alexanders passing, the area had a tremendous Greek presence and as a result a major kingdom and empire catapulted from the city Bactria modern day Balkh around 2 BCE till 6 CE. later the Greco-Bactrian became to be known as the Indo-Greeks because of their exceptance of Budisim, a popular religion spreading north from India. These Greeks were great at integrating other new peacefull beliefs within their structure of thinking. The later Durrani, a Persianized Afgan Pushtoon group, have kept many of the Greco-Bactrian traditions and share a common genetics, phenotype to there Greek predecessors; today they are much more Democratic, civilized, and advanced then other groups in Afghanistan, all of them very European in thinking and appearance. The Greco-Bactrian empire, was as formidable as Greece and later Rome. They were a highly developed culture with art and wealth hailing many great Greek kings born in what is today Afghanistan; their coins are spread throughout the country.
From The Bactrians

United States

#7 Oct 10, 2011
Absolutly wrong, Arabs are Semitic and hence are not related more to Europeans in the original context. Afghans are a mixed verity, Afghans did not exsist as a single group but were unified into a tribal confederation about 250 years ago. They're decendents are from various groups that domanented that land as proven recently through genetics and research. The original people were the Zend, a Indo European Aryan tribe who established the Zoroastrian religion near Balkh. The Persians were another addition and today the social structure has remained the same amongst the Tajiks. More importantly, the highest frequency of influence came after Alexander the Great, but ironically the Greeks had already exsisted in these lands before Alexander arrival throughout eastern Persia called Khorasan. Persian king Darius had deposited Greek artisans, architects, and etc. to the east to keep them at bay and incapable of escape back to Greece, instead in the west of the empire opting out and keep them far to eastern borders. These Greeks lived in these colonies as Greeks and had integrated some local customs. When Alexander the European conquered eastern Persia he was astonished to come upon Greek colonies so far from the mother land. Alexander was impressed by the Greek and indigenous mixture and himself decided to be married a local Bactrian Persian princess and ordered that his military of 30,000 man to marry locals. New cities were established by these ancient Europeans and infact 7 major cities in modern day Afghanistan were Greek establishments. After Alexanders passing, the area had a tremendous Greek presence and as a result a major kingdom and empire catapulted from the city Bactria modern day Balkh around 2 BCE till 6 CE. later the Greco-Bactrian became to be known as the Indo-Greeks because of their exceptance of Budisim, a popular religion spreading north from India. These Greeks were great at integrating other new peacefull beliefs within their structure of thinking. The later Durrani, a Persianized Afgan Pushtoon group, have kept many of the Greco-Bactrian traditions and share a common genetics, phenotype to there Greek predecessors; today they are much more Democratic, civilized, and advanced then other groups in Afghanistan, all of them very European in thinking and appearance. The Greco-Bactrian empire, was as formidable as Greece and later Rome. They were a highly developed culture with art and wealth hailing many great Greek kings born in what is today Afghanistan; their coins are spread throughout the country.
Tony

New York, NY

#8 Oct 10, 2011
Only a blind idiot would claim Italians don't look European.
Greco Bactrians

Water Mill, NY

#9 Mar 25, 2012
I think he ment Swiss, German, Anglo Saxon by European looking. Southern Italians look Mediterranean. Brown, Black hair and brown green eyes, white to olive skin like Afghans and Iranians but never really like most Pakistani or Indians. Although, some Indians look white due to Afghan, Iranian migrations to that country.
ProudDarkboy

Gillingham, UK

#10 Mar 25, 2012
Most Arabs look closer to Afghans than they will ever look European. Some look like there from Pakistan. Only an few Arabs look European, there is more mulatto looking arabs than European looking Arabs.

Arabs in terms of race are like Armenians and Kurds who are dark skinned. Those who have Sub-saharan DNA it's ussually just 12.5% on average and these came from enslaving Black women.

Arabs are the enemy of the Black race. There still treating Black people like there not humans. Shame on them!!!
mstk

United States

#11 Mar 25, 2012
ProudDarkboy wrote:
Arabs are the enemy of the Black race. There still treating Black people like there not humans. Shame on them!!!
so tru, i wish all black people esp black africans become more aware of this fact, but its not only arabs, its the turks, jews, iraqi's and all those people in the middle east and eastern europe.
mstk

United States

#12 Mar 25, 2012
infact whites learned their racist behaviour 4rm these people, our real enemies.
umm

Etobicoke, Canada

#13 Apr 26, 2012
Afghans are desendants of europeans and russians. They migrated from there a long time ago
Kanye

Mission Viejo, CA

#14 May 6, 2012
Naw afghans aren't African enemies wtf I love black people.
HeadBig

Mankato, MN

#15 May 6, 2012
Afghans are not Arabs DNA wise.

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#16 May 6, 2012
Why is this on the African-American forum?
Ali_BoBaYa

Minneapolis, MN

#17 May 6, 2012
ask a stupid question wrote:
because they are caucasians, not Arabs.
UMMMMM???? Firstly, Afghans aren't Arabs, regardless of their popular faith being Islam and their favorite head wear being a turban. Actually, Afghanistan has two major ethnicities, Persian and Pashto, and yes, they are inducted into the the legue of "whiteness." Secondly, since many Arab nations have resources that Europe and America wants, all individuals of Arab nations are considered caucasian, except those having African features, ehhhmmm Sudan. Also Italians were not considered caucasian here in America, due to anti-immigration fever due to job competition/wages (the belief that immigrants will steal jobs from Americans because they will work for less wages)... but soon after their assimilation into America, soon after the first WW, boom there WHITE. Also in Italy there was a high intercultural relationship (a sexual one) between Italians and the Moors, which led to their dislike among other Europeans, and because of the pretentiousness and self-righteousness Italian Catholics, since the Vatican is in Rome, Italy. Hmmm wonder why Shakespeare wrote his little racist tale, "The Merchant of Venice," subliminally telling Italians, "stop fucking those jungle bunny Moors," hahaha but lets forget Shakespeare and this topic, and lets smoke some good MJ and stop looking at these differences as odd and strange, and lets celebrate it, Yeah go humanity... But oh wait, we wouldn't want to do that, since equity for all means the inability of some to horde riches to sustain their ever growing greed. So lets continue the racism, bigotry, ignorance and prejudices because it keeps us divided and from caring for other that do not fit into our identity, which ensures that their is continued chaos so we remain distracted in bigoted bickering. While at the same moment a ridiculous sum of wealth is extracted for a small minority... Yeah go corporate interest :D
Long -Dead Larry

UK

#18 May 6, 2012
most of these negroes don't even know where Europe is. They think Africa is a country and that Egypt is next door to Ghana. Don't expect them to know anything about Italy. The only "italians" they see are in gangster movies.
Afghan

Mississauga, Canada

#19 Oct 7, 2013
I'm Pashtun and it's because we are Aryan.

Afghans are NOT Arab.

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Since: Sep 13

Stockton, CA

#20 Oct 7, 2013
Arabians do have European ancestry. They're supposed to be mostly white.
AFG

Ware, UK

#21 Oct 24, 2013
Rosewanda wrote:
Arabians do have European ancestry. They're supposed to be mostly white.
No they are semitic Europeans are Aryuans, l and so are most Afghans.
AFG

Ware, UK

#22 Oct 24, 2013
umm wrote:
Afghans are desendants of europeans and russians. They migrated from there a long time ago
Are you DUMB???
Afghans are the first Aryans, not descendants of Russians and Europeans!
AFG

Ware, UK

#23 Oct 24, 2013
ask a stupid question wrote:
because they are caucasians, not Arabs.
true DAT!
AFG

Ware, UK

#24 Oct 24, 2013
tren wrote:
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What the heck?
Arabs are Caucasians too. In fact, Arabs generally are genetically closer to Europeans than Afghans are (barring small number who have significant African in them). But Arabs tend to be mostly of the Mediterranean variety whereas there is significant amount of Nordic, Baltic as well as Mediterranean sub-races among Afghans hence some Afghans can look Nordic, East European or from the Caucuses.
ctually arabs aren't related to ewuopeans AT ALL , they're Briown Semitic mixed with nighur.
Afghans are the Origianl Aryans!
Even pakis are and far north west Indians are whiter than Arabs, the R1a DNA is high among them.

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