Mohammed works as a translator when needed, and he is prized for his good humor, animal skills and understanding of American culture. He can be bluntly impatient, however. When asked the age of his cow by a reporter, he quickly said the question was "stupid." He later apologized.
Not everyone is a fan of Mohammed and there is some distrust among those who know his background.
"Who speaks seven languages and is a farmer?" asked one U.S. soldier.
Mohammed, however, professes to have little sympathy for the Taliban.
When asked recently if he supported the Taliban, the former detainee smirked and used the word "stupid" again, though it was directed elsewhere.
"The PRT guy [American Provincial Reconstruction Team] makes the building, the school, everything," said Mohammed. "The Taliban doesn't make anything for us. Stupid guy, the Taliban."