I decided to pose with this sign because we’re all humans, and no humans in the world deserve to experience such sadness. After living through three decades of war, I completely understand the pain of the Boston victims and of those who saw the explosions' aftermath. I believe those who carry such attacks are inhuman. I think most Afghans feel the same way as I do.
Attacks like this happen on a daily basis in Afghanistan; they’re part of everyday life. We’re very sad for the Americans, because they are not used to this. Their lives are usually peaceful, so an incident like this must really shake them up.
I hope one day Afghanistan will also become the centre of the world’s attention, like Boston is now. Our people are fed up and need to be rescued from all this darkness and misfortune. In the case of my family, we lost our breadwinner when my husband died in an attack, and now I can’t afford for my children to study.