Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2011’

Why I prefer daughters to sons

In three weeks, I’m expecting my second daughter and I couldn’t be happier that it’s a girl again – a healthy baby I hope. When I did the ultrasound for my firstborn, I was in Kabul and the doctor who informed me that my child was a girl said it under his breath because most Afghans prefer sons to daughters. …

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The UN attack in Mazar: who’s responsible?

The attack that has so far claimed the lives of 12 UN aid workers and guards, Afghan and foreign, in the northern city of Mazar begs the question of who can be held accountable for the killings beside the criminals who committed the act? The Florida pastor who swore to burn the Koran finally did on March 21, the day …

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