Apparently Nidal Malik Hasan, better known as the Fort Hood shooter, attended mosque disturbingly close to where Pnin used to live. On a more positive note, living near a vibrant Muslim community had its real advantages -- notably Bamian, which had fantastic lamb dumplings in some sort of minty yogurt sauce.
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