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Quotation: Khalid Hosseini

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  1. Yes, unfortunately, they probably do think there’s something “wrong” with your name. It is extremely troubling that so many North Americans (especilly right wing) demonize anyone who is of the Muslim faith. I try to explain to these misguided xenophobics that stereotyping all Muslims as terrorists or extreme fundamentalists is like categorizing all Christians as KKK or ….yes….extreme fundamentalists. I am so glad that Khalad Hossieni’s brilliant novels are receiving the acclaim they so deserve because perhaps now this will help to humanize the experience of Muslims, especially in Afghanistan. ‘The Kite Runner’ is already a classic, and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ is absolutely stunning.

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