The Kite Runner

This is a three day weekend for many with Martin Luther King day on Monday, so it might be wise to go see Kite Runner before the limited engagement is up. It’s playing in theaters this weekend, and I plan to see it. The story tells the tale of the Taliban entry into Afghanistan, their dark ties to Nazism and racism. It’s the story of two Afghans, one Hazara /Shia, the other Sunni Muslim, and it’s particularly relevant as sectarian violence heats up across the Islamic world in this week of Ashura / Moharram.