News Get the Idea
posted by June 6 at 9:40 AMon
Utterly grim is this piece of news:
A female owner of a radio station in Afghanistan has been shot dead.The fact the assassins didn’t kill her children is somehow more terrifying than if they had done so. Why is that? The answer must be close to this: It shows a committed hatred, one that has a design, a purpose. This is not random violence, or even a thirst for blood; it’s reasoned violence. The assassins may even have nothing against the person as such, but the will inside of the person. They killed an idea that happened to be embodied.
Zakia Zaki was shot seven times, including in the chest and head, as she slept with her 20-month-old son at her home north of Kabul, officials say… [T]he attackers were three men armed with pistols and rifles, who broke into Ms Zaki’s house and got into the bedroom.
An older son, aged three, was with her at the time of the attack, but none of her six children was injured.
Zakia Zaki, was 35 years old and worked as a reporter and a schoolteacher.
She was one of the few female journalists in the country to speak out during the Taleban’s rule. She had also headed the US-funded station, Radio Peace, since it opened after the fall of the Taleban in 2001.