Sunday, November 11, 2007

From Kabul to Orem

If you travel the halls of UVSC for any length of time chances are you will run into Najib Niazi. Right after 9-11 he worked as a teenage interpreter for journalist Scott Carrier in his home country of Afghanistan. Fast forward six years and both Niazi and Carrier find themselves at UVSC.

Escaping the atrocities of war
(Daily Herald, November 11 2007)

If you get a chance, stop by the Integrated Studies office and strike up a conversation with Najib.

For a much more in-depth article on Najib Niazi and Scott Carrier check out this City Weekly article from earlier this year:
Stranger in Zion
Najibullah Niazi helped a journalist get the story of his career. Four years later, that story put a target on Niazi’s back.
(Salt Lake City Weekly, January 25 2007)

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