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.