To dig up the truth we must accept less, and question more. Bette Dam, Dutch journalist & author, wrote a book about one of the most mysterious people in the world of terrorism, Mullah Omar. By cross checking sightings and talking to different people on multiple occasions, she was able to identify the leader of the Taliban’s hideout. Something even the secret services were unable to dig deep enough to reveal.
Her ability to uncover secrets and identities that even the CIA couldn’t can be considered somewhat genius. It makes us question our approach to situations and question how a Western journalist was able to extract so much information just by the means of talking and interviewing. Approaching the Taliban is a task within itself, but not a task to deter Bette to keep on questioning.