Continuing the legacy: Lion of the Panjshir

 From left, Commander Ahmad Muslem Hayat, unidentified Mujahideen, Alain Madelin (French Economic Minister), Ahmad Shah Massoud.  ©

From left, Commander Ahmad Muslem Hayat, unidentified Mujahideen, Alain Madelin (French Economic Minister), Ahmad Shah Massoud. ©

Afghans want to regain their right to self-determination through a democratic or traditional mechanism acceptable to our people.… We are willing to move toward this noble goal. We consider this as part of our duty to defend humanity against the scourge of intolerance, violence and fanaticism.
— Ahmad Shah Massoud, 1998

The Massoud Foundation USA is the North American branch of the Massoud Foundation of Afghanistan. Our mission at the Foundation is to celebrate and study the life and contributions of the late Ahmad Shah Massoud in order to further Afghanistan's relationship of mutual admiration, partnership, and prosperity with the people and the government of the United States of America.

The Massoud Foundation of Afghanistan was established in Kabul in 2003 to preserve and spread the values, leadership, and ideals of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the "Lion of the Panjshir," who was a founding father of the resistance against the Soviet invasion in the 1980s and then against the Taliban and al Qaeda in the 1990s until he was assassinated by al Qaeda just two days prior to 9/11.

The Massoud Foundation USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit corporation that was established in 2015 with strong encouragement from the Massoud Foundation and its Chairman Ahmad Wali Massoud and its President Ahmad Massoud, son of the late Ahmad Shah Massoud.

Learn more about the primary missions of the Massoud Foundation USA or to make a donation, please click here.

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