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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-12 12:21 AM
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Afghan Star Winner (Like American Idol) almost shot dead
Why Was 'Afghan Star' Winner Nearly Killed?

By MUHAMMAD LILA (@muhammadlila)
KABUL, Afghanistan, May 20, 2012

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The winner of "Afghan Star," the war-torn country's version of "American Idol," had just released a slate of new singles, had big ticket performances lined up across the region, and millions of young, adoring fans willing to line up for hours to score tickets to see him in person.

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It was about hope, showing ordinary Afghans that despite nearly 30 years of war, Afghanistan was still a place where dreams could come true.

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Then came the bullets. And everything changed.

Three of them, in quick succession put an end to Forugh's career, and leaving him so depressed he now sits alone in an empty house, wondering if she should kill himself.


http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/navid-forugh-afghan...
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