“You’re not the brightest light on the Christmas tree,” a father said to his daughter. I was at a cafe, ordering coffee, and while waiting for the ambrosian liquid, I overheard these words. I saw an elegantly dressed man in a suit and tie. He held a cell phone close to his ear and was criticizing his daughter for not taking advantage of some opportunity that he had judged “rare.” “It was the sss—” I guess he wanted to say “stupidest” but changed his mind at the last moment and said Continue reading
“There is no military solution to terrorism,”
Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani recently stated at a conference, where he was referring to a UNICEF-sponsored “rehabilitation” program for the former Taliban recruits. What is, then, the solution? In addition to literacy, it is kindness, communication, and offering opportunities and support that the teenage boys had been deprived of at home, before the Taliban approached them.