The Ranting Kraut

19.3.2006 – 27.9.2010

Low Intensity Terrorism

Posted by rantingkraut on November 13, 2008

The cold war saw the term ‘low intensity warfare’ as a euphemism for the dirty wars in Latin America and beyond. Today’s jihadists have their own equivalent in low intensity terrorism: low profile attacks which are not normally widely reported and frighten their less fanatical co-religionists into submission. One recent example of this comes from Afghanistan:

One 16-year-old victim, who gave her name as Atifa, said: “We were on the way to school when two men on motorbikes stopped next to us.
“One of them threw acid on my sister’s face. I tried to help her and then they threw acid on me too.
“We were shouting and people came to see what was going on, then the two men escaped.”
A government statement condemned the attack as “un-Islamic”, adding the attackers “cannot prevent six million children going to school.”” (source)

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