This blog can be very short, thinks Thomas Ruttig, a Senior Analyst at AAN, and doesn’t require any Afghanistan expertise: Books and other reading material, Islamic or otherwise, do not belong in the garbage.
If you stick to this basic rule, Quran burnings and retaliatory riots can be avoided. For an alternative to dispose of printed material, consider donating it to libraries. There are plenty even in Afghanistan. Keep your classified files separate, though, to avoid embarrassment.
Photo: Thomas Ruttig (Portrait gallery of Tirinkot youth club and library, Uruzgan province.)
This article was last updated on 9 Mar 2020