Banned in Afghanistan

In November we hosted a preview screening of “The KIte Runner.” I wrote about the film here, mostly expressing my regard for the powerful story told in the film. I was disappointed to read earlier this month that the film had been banned in Afghanistan. At Pajamas Media, Josh Strawn reflects on the film’s banning in “The Kite Runner won’t fly in Afghanistan.” I’m sure that Strawn’s commentary is far from the last word on the subject, but so little notice has been taken of the film’s banning that it is worth a look.
Another story out of Afghanistan that requires additonal consideration is that of journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhshwho. Kambakhshwho has been convicted of blasphemy and condemned to death for circulating a news article saying Mohammad had ignored the rights of women.


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