Violence: Its Source Is Not Always What It Seems

Witte, Griff
June 2007
Nieman Reports;Summer2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p6
The author offers his observation of the war on terrorism in Afghanistan as a correspondent of "The Washington Post" newspaper. He says that in Afghanistan they are accustomed to seeing violence through the lens of militant Islam. But he discovered several violent incidents in Afghanistan that were the orchestration of people who are motivated by politics rather than religion. He laments that Western media coverage of such violent incidents tend to portray that people behind these incidents were motivated by religious reasons.


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