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Terrorism That's Personal

gkisseberth

Germany

 be warned, the images and video  in the link are not pleasant

 (another highlight from the full article    Since 1994, Ms. Bukhari has documented 7,800 cases of women who were deliberately burned, scalded or subjected to acid attacks, just in the Islamabad area. In only 2 percent of those cases was anyone convicted. )

 

Terrorism That's Personal

 

by Nicholas D. Kristof, NY Times


Terrorism in this part of the world usually means bombs exploding or hotels burning, as the latest horrific scenes from Mumbai attest. Yet alongside the brutal public terrorism that fills the television screens, there is an equally cruel form of terrorism that gets almost no attention and thrives as a result: flinging acid on a woman’s face to leave her hideously deformed.

Here in Pakistan, I’ve been investigating such acid attacks, which are commonly used to terrorize and subjugate women and girls in a swath of Asia from Afghanistan through Cambodia (men are almost never attacked with acid). Because women usually don’t matter in this part of the world, their attackers are rarely prosecuted and acid sales are usually not controlled. It’s a kind of terrorism that becomes accepted as part of the background noise in the region.

This month in Afghanistan, men on motorcycles threw acid on a group of girls who dared to attend school. One of the girls, a 17-year-old named Shamsia, told reporters from her hospital bed: “I will go to my school even if they kill me. My message for the enemies is that if they do this 100 times, I am still going to continue my studies.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/opinion/30kristof.html?_r=2&hp

07:50 PM Nov 30 2008 |

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devindernagpal

India

Terrorism = human + selfishness +desire to expand religions through govern-ness- religousness.

02:12 AM Dec 02 2008 |

konstka

konstka

Russian Federation

Terrorism is the set of methods which are intended to create a terror, especially mass terror  to force someone to do something. Therefore, as I think, we may consider that act as a particular form of terrorism. Terrorism is not only used by the religious groups, it have been used by the some political parties as well. Of course, nowadays, the terrorism is religious-coloured, particularly in the Islamic tones.   


12:44 PM Dec 02 2008 |