Winning hearts and minds

A mountain will not reach a mountain, a man will meet a man. (A Persian proverb).

Since my arrival at Kabul airport (which is also used as a military airport and filming is not allowed), I’ve seen a few arrogant foreigners, one of whom was actually wearing shorts. It’s a month of Ramadan here, which is a time of abstinence from food, drink, loud talking and so on. It’s also a time of reconciliation and spiritual cleansing. This is a very important time of the year for every Muslim. So, to wear shorts, or inappropriate clothes, especially during this time is definitely in no way helps the “winning hearts and minds” of the locals. A lot can be said about the cultural sensitivity, especially in a culture-rich country like Afghanistan.

Lady in Kabul

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