Afghanistan’s New Ambassador A Solar Power ‘FUNDAMENTALIST’ — Afghanistan

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Silly title — but good news for my mom’s program to get Afghans to use solar cookers!

President Bush received the Afghan fundamentalist Ishaq Shahryar at the White House on Wednesday.

That is, "photovoltaic fundamentalist" Ishaq Shahryar, a prominent scientist who has just become Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States.

A native Afghan who became a naturalized U.S. citizen, Shahryar practically invented solar power as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientist. For more than 20 years, he has been one of private industry’s most enthusiastic promoters of solar electricity”