You’ve probably heard of Pelton’s TV show or his books:
Pelton was the first Western journalist to meet with the Taliban after they set up offices in Peshawar, Pakistan. He simply walked in the front door with his cameras. When told the Taliban do not allow photographs because of the Koran …
I explain very carefully that only cowards do not show their faces and that in my culture a man who does not wish to be seen cannot be trusted. Just to make sure I get my point across I ask, “Must their leader hide as women must hide behind the veil?”
Pelton survived that time.
In fact, his most harrowing tales in the one I just finished are of an upbringing in a broken Canadian home. Good book.