Cultural terrorism

DESTROYING the imprints of history, culture and tradition can be termed ‘cultural terrorism.’ The recent attacks on cinemas in Peshawar and elsewhere weren’t simply acts of terrorism but also depict the mindset of the attackers: they wish to destroy diversity.

Extremists in this part of the world want to not just snatch away the right to life, but also eliminate culture.

The cinema still attracts poor folk. These attacks affect the country’s dying cinema industry while depriving the working class of an easily accessible form of entertainment. But it’s not just the cinemas. Attacks such as those on the Sri Lankan cricket team, on jirgas, funeral processions, shrines, cultural centres, CD shops and singers are all part of cultural terrorism.

h/t Dr. J

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