Greg Mortenson, co-founder and Executive Director of the Central Asia Institute, c0-author of Three Cups of Tea, committed education advocate and builder of schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan:
I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death.
Three Cups of Tea, 292.
Everybody needs to read this book. It’ll help you understand a little more of the complexity of the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan, of the amazing work that people like Greg are already doing there, and the need for more people of peace and conviction to put their shoulders to the wheels of change.