In an inspirational journey of words, author Mohammad Mohabbat chronicles his harrowing and inspiring life story in an attempt to spread peace, insight, and unity among humans. From his secret birth in a deserted military barracks in primitive 1940s Afghanistan, to becoming the first Afghan foreign exchange student to the U.S. at the age of 16, Mohammad found his moral ground early in life.
After a year in the States, he returned to his homeland. When the Soviet tanks rolled into the streets of Kabul, Mohammad stood against their critical swipes at the U.S., the nation that had treated him kindly as a child.
Taken for an American spy because of his vocal protection of a country that was not even his, Mohammad endured imprisonment and unimaginable torture. After a narrow and harrowing escape from certain execution, with wife and small children in tow, Mohammad made it back to the U.S.. Putting his Engineering degree to use, he created a comfortable life for his immediate family and many others.
Mohammad had finally achieved the American Dream...until the fateful day of September 11, 2001. Friends, colleagues and even neighbors turned against him overnight, because of his Afghan and Muslim heritage. These events eventually forced him to change his very identity in order to regain a foothold in his community.
Through a mixture of humor and unsettling drama, this story unfolds with unmistakable grace and incredible insight. Mohammad relates his most valued life message...there is a very thin line between love and hate.