Zoroaster, who founded the first monotheistic religion, was born in Afghanistan. To me, this has special significance because of several reasons:
1) It relates to the power of which Islam currently holds Afghanistan in sway
2) It demonstrates the great philosophical past of Afghanistan
4) The international community instantly thinks of Islam attached to Afghanistan. With the introduction of the concept of Zoroastrianism, people can supply a more well-rounded viewpoint.
To learn more about Zoroastrianism in Afghanistan, visit: http://afghanland.com/history/avesta.html