The Pashtun Bani-Israelites are Related as Israelites to Jews
The ethnic group at the heart of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan may have descended from their Jewish enemy, according to researchers in India.
Experts at Mumbai's National Institute (in India) of Immunohaematology believe Pashtuns could be one of the ten "Lost Tribes of Israel". The Israeli government is funding a genetic study to establish if there is any proof of the link.
An Indian geneticist has taken blood samples from the Pashtun Afridi tribe in Lucknow, Northern India, to Israel where she will spend the next 12 months comparing DNA with samples with those of Israeli Jews. The samples were taken in Lucknow's Malihabad area because it was regarded as the only place safe enough to conduct such a controversial project for Muslims. Shanaz Ali a senior research fellow, will lead the study at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Tel Aviv. There are an estimated 40 million Pashtuns around the world including more than 14 million in Afghanistan and 28 million in Pakistan, mainly in the North West Frontier Province and Tribal areas but also with a strong presence in Karachi. Many have grown up with stories of their people being "Children of Israel". According to legend, they are descended from the Ephraim tribe which was driven out of Israel by the Assyrian invasion in around 700 BC.
Evidence of ancient Jewish settlement has been found in Herat, close to Afghanistan's border with Iran, where a graveyard contains tombs inscribed in Hebrew (near the ancient Tower or Minaret of Jam). The Afghan capital Kabul also has a centuries-old synagogue which has long been abandoned. Navras Aafreedi, a leading researcher on the Lost Tribes of Israel, said the DNA investigation could have major modern repercussions. "It could be seen as scientific validation of traditional belief about the Israelite origin of [Pashtuns] and can have interesting ramifications for Muslim-Jew relations in particular and the world at large," he said.
Last year, The Daily Telegraph published and later reported on Destination Yisra’el, a story that revealed that Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad family may be of Jewish ancestry.
By Dean Nelson in New Delhi – British Guardian – January 11, 2010
The Elder of Zion blogsite added to this stream of information with the following; “A couple of years ago, the University of Chicago had a small genetic study to test these claims, and they found no links at all. The news is being reported in the Arabic press as trumpeting that the Taliban might be Jews (actually, Ha'aretz said that first) and that it makes sense, since both groups have "genetic aggressive behavior."
BibleSearchers Reflections reported on the wide-spread acceptance by the Pashtun Tribes in Afghanistan and Pakistan that they are the remnant of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and call themselves the Bani-Israel (sons of Israel). This research was posted in two articles titled, “G-d’s Battle-Axe –The Mystery of the Pashtun Israelites of Afghanistan” and “The Durrani Pashtun Afghani Bani-Israel Empire and its Legacy – the Islamic Messiah the Mahdi and the anti-Messiah, the Dajjal” in a series on the “The Divine Mission to Restore the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel”.
It is BibleSearchers thesis that the Pashtun Tribes of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and India are remnants of the Lost Tribes of Israel. They were exiled into the region of Khurasan (Northern Iran, Eastern Pakistan, Western Pakistan, and even into Kashmir and India). The Pashtuni are not the same as the Talibani associated with the “Al-Qaeda”. It was the “Al-Qaeda” and the Taliban , who fled into the safe haven regions of the mountains of Eastern Pakistan where the Pashtun Tribes lived.
With the failure of the United States to link “Al-Qaeda” with 9-11 and failure to post this link on the FBI Most Wanted List today compelled the Pashtunis living by their ancient Israelite traditions that a guest living within your household must be defended like your family until their guilt was proven by more than two witnesses. This has now put these Israelite tribes, as they believe, as targets for ethnic cleansing.
These implications are far reaching for prophecies being fulfilled at the time of the end for the majority of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel migrated northwestward and traveled over the Black Sea to the west until they entered Northern Europe as the waves of Scythian-Israelite warriors of the Saki (sons of Isaac) and the Germanic Gothic tribes of the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Vandals and Vikings. Northern Europe and the Original settlers to the 13 Original Colonies of America are the remainder of the Lost Tribes of Israel. NATO and the United States are a war with their tribal brothers of the House of Israel
The facts that the House of Judah was only one of the Ten Tribes of Israel, its genetic variation may be distinct, as they came from four separate mothers that were wives and concubines of Israel. The potential of Pashtun tribal men, but not Talibani warriors may be quite high that they are genetic Israelites. The fact that the Talibani warriors are Jews is driven by the sociological matching of “aggressive behavior” and not tribal identity. The potential of either of their matching and mismatching is discussed in the following article by Kol ha Tor associate, “Joes and Jews” titled as “Can DNA testing confirm Jewish or 10-Israel Ancestry?”