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In ‘Three Cups of Tea’ I was fairly critical of the military. And I mentioned that they’re laptop warriors and there’s no boots on the…
The Pathan people of Waziristan are proud people who I greatly admire.
My father ended up starting the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, which is on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. My mother started a school.
Liberals, conservatives, Muslims, Jews, Christians, and I find – I think education is something that can bring us together.
I say if you fight terrorism, it’s based in fear, but if you promote peace, it’s based on hope.
One thing that I noticed is having met some former Taliban is even they, as children, grew up being indoctrinated. They grew up in violence.…
Really, what education does is it gives opportunity, but it also gives hope.
Once I started the first school, I realized this is what my life is meant to be, is to promote education and help kids go…
If you look at the 9/11 highjackers, certainly they were educated, some even had university degrees, but nobody really checked their mothers, who were nearly…
I used to climb mountains a lot; I decided to go to Pakistan to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. I didn’t get quite to…
I decided in ’96 to dedicate my life to mostly promoting literacy and education for girls in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan.
But what I really believe is education is a key to pretty much everything – prosperity, economics, peace, stability.
Yes, I was detained for eight days in Waziristan in 1996. It was against my will, and my passport and money were taken from me.…
Yes, I first visited Korphe village, Braldu valley, Baltistan, Pakistan, after failing to summit K2 in 1993, and met Haji Ali, a long time dear…
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