An unholy war of nerves

"An unholy war of nerves" Continued...

Issue: "Trial and terror," Sept. 1, 2001

In a sermon just after the arrests, Supreme Court Chief Justice Maulana Noor Muhammad Saqib declared: "Islam is a complete code of life." He accused the aid workers of "doing nothing but creating mischief and conflict." Speaking to Kabul's largest Muslim congregation, gathered for Friday prayers, he said, "These people should be given an exemplary punishment so that it becomes a lesson for others and completely ends religious preaching of this kind."

Mindy Belz
Mindy Belz

Mindy travels to the far corners of the globe as the editor of WORLD and lives with her family in the mountains of western North Carolina. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.


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