By Rod Nordland
A riveting, real-life similar of The Kite Runner—an astonishingly robust and profoundly relocating tale of a tender couple keen to threat every little thing for romance that places a human face at the ongoing debate approximately women’s rights within the Muslim world.
Zakia and Ali have been from diverse tribes, yet they grew up on neighboring farms within the hinterlands of Afghanistan. by the point they have been younger young children, Zakia, strikingly attractive and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and delicate, had fallen in love. Defying their households, sectarian changes, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic legislation, they ran away jointly basically to dwell less than consistent chance from Zakia’s huge and vengeful kin, who've vowed to kill her to revive the family’s honor. they're nonetheless in hiding.
Despite a decade of yankee strong intentions, girls in Afghanistan are nonetheless subjected to a few of the worst human rights violations on the earth. Rod Nordland, then the Kabul bureau leader of the New York Times, had watched those abuses spread for years whilst he stumbled on Zakia and Ali, and has not just chronicled their plight, yet has additionally shepherded them from danger.
The Lovers will do for women’s rights commonly what Malala’s tale did for women’s schooling. it's an fantastic tale approximately self-determination and the which means of affection that illustrates, as no coverage e-book may possibly, the boundaries of Western impression on fundamentalist Islamic tradition and, whilst, the necessity for switch.
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Sedan loggade någon in på honungsburken. Det var som om en fiskare hade kastat ut sin krok och en fisk hade störtat upp ur vattnet innan betet ens brutit vattenytan. Aldrig hade han väntat sig en så snabb reaktion. Med tanke på att nya lösenord stals hela tiden, hur hann hjärnan bakom intrången reagera direkt? Det fanns någonting maniskt, någonting skrämmande men också fascinerande över en sådan hunger efter en ny dator att knäcka. För första gången hade Jim Barlow nu direktkontakt med personen han jagade och kunde in i minsta detalj se vad han gjorde.
Hennes uppgifter skulle inte figurera alls i rättegången, men det skavde extra mycket att veta att just hon av alla människor hade suttit där ansikte mot ansikte med förundersökningsledaren och pratat om honom. »Virrigt«, var ordet Philip Pettersson senare skulle använda för att beskriva det hon hade sagt. Utredningsmaterialet var stort, närmare 1 000 sidor, men kammaråklagare Chatrin Rudströms upplägg var enkelt. För det första utelämnades alla intrång i USA och andra länder. I stället gällde åtalet intrång mot universiteten i Uppsala, Stockholm, Umeå och Linköping samt Karolinska institutet, KTH och Nationellt Superdatorcentrum.
Rebel, svarade Philip Pettersson när han fick frågan om sitt alias. Stakkato? »Han vet inte vem det är men känner till nicket«, antecknade Leif Eriksson. Sedan var den lätta uppvärmningen över. Den 17 maj hade någon hackat sig in i Uppsala universitets servrar. Hur gick det till? Philip Pettersson drog efter andan och började lägga fram sin berättelse. Två personer hade gjort det tillsammans. De var båda äldre hackare, den ena från Rumänien (»Nebunu») och en annan från Thailand. indd 53 2011-02-22 11:16:29 svenska hackare Vad thailändaren hette visste han inte.
The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing by Rod Nordland