Samia and Ali went out in the afternoon, against the rules of their families.
The two wee children met some fundamentalists not too much older than them. Samia didn’t dress the veil, while Ali was dresses with some hand-me-down cloths. Only Ahmed, Nssir’s friend and Hodan’s secret love, saved them.
The chapter ended informed the reader that Samia and Ali ate a different food from usual: rice and vegetables.
"Ethnicity in this case had nothung to do with it. They were militants backed by extremists of Al-Qaeda who were doing everything they could to seize their power, taking advantage of the divisions among the clans."