Sunday Times article

You can read my article in yesterday’s Sunday Times here, although I’m not especially happy about parts of how it was edited. Can’t write too much about it now, but let me just say that the phrase, “with hatred in their hearts,” from the first paragraph is not mine.

By Alex Strick van Linschoten

Alex Strick van Linschoten is travelling in Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and the north Caucasus over the next 4 years for a book on sufism. He lives in Kandahar, but moves around a lot.


  1. Why not post your original draft copy here? Compare and contrast and all that…

  2. I’m surprised about the editing. What possible reason could there be to sex the story up? Surely what was reported was horrendous enough.

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