The Taliban Kills Another Scholar- What’s New?

The Independent reports a war that remains hidden and under-reported:

The scholars have long been targets, of one kind or another, in Afghanistan. Their words carry weight across many parts of society, and they are assiduously courted for their support – and frequently killed for their criticism.

Herein lies the typical modus operandi of Wahhabis. In fact, the best indications of Wahhabi or Salafi influence in a community are the active de-humanising of traditional scholars, the obsessive attention paid to women’s apparel, and in lawless environments like Afghanistan, the wanton destruction of graves and tombs of revered individuals.


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