I told Mariam Nawabi yesterday, ‘Having that network will fully realise the potential of the project. What I need is the right people who will give me the right guidance. I have to be very meticulous on that. Production is one thing. Acceptance of the project in Afghanistan is quite another.’
She second me on that. Told me to remain cautious and well-planned for my safety whilst in Afghanistan. She said I should work silently through the individuals and organisations I consult. Already two Afghans are on trial for heresy. Karzai did revoke Kambaksh’s death sentence, but he will still be punished for saying ‘Why can’t Muslim women have 4 husbands if Muslim men can have 4 wives!’
Shudder. Both at the thought of having 4 husbands. And also at the fact that that statement was heretical.