Mujahedin (jihad warriors) killed

Mujahedin (jihad warriors) killed

They had already murdered five of the musicians in town when they came for me. It was during Ramadan, I was on my way to work when mujahedin (jihad warriors) emerged.

Mujahedin (jihad warriors) killed

I am more than 100% grateful to Denmark. The country that brought my family here. I can now return the gratitude via my seven children. I celebrate Christmas and the Danish and Afghan New Year. I think that all foreigners should integrate and let their women and children have their freedom. Back in Afghanistan, I hired a private tutor for my daughters so that they could continue their schooling. As for me, the first time I met my wife was when she sat across from me at the wedding. This is the reason I have given my children 100% freedom to marry whomever they want. I despise fanaticism. It was there all my life. I am from the Taliban’s capital city Kandahar. I know the Taliban better than most, and I have met their leader. How extreme they are depends on whether have an education and if they are from, towns or rural areas. When the Taliban took over the country, they banned all kinds of music, and they destroyed and burned musical instruments. I managed to save a handmade wooden instrument that I had inherited from my parents.

When I was 35 I saw death. They had already murdered five of the musicians in town when they came for me. It was during Ramadan, I was on my way to work when mujahedin (jihad warriors) emerged. First, they shot thirteen times and then a bullet passed through my right backside. 

Music is in my blood. Only a week after my arrival in Denmark, I was offered to teach music and language in the refugee camp. I have even played for Crown Prince Frederik. I am BBC’s expert in Raga music, and it flatters me that I have so many fans. One of them wrote to me from Afghanistan and told me that he had transferred my music to 300 cassette tapes.

Abdul Rahman Rahmani / 76 years old / widower / children / musician / Roskilde / from Afghanistan / Came to Denmark in 1987 / residence permit in 2000