Extremism is the poison of humanity

L’Afghanistan non è un paese in pace, come si ostinano a farci  credere i governi UE. Ma un paese, come ci racconta una nostra amica, testimone diretta, dove l’estremismo  aggredisce continuamente, a volte con atti eclatanti come gli ultimi attentati, più spesso impedendo una vita normale e serena soprattutto alle donne. L’assenza di sicurezza per le  loro  vite è il segnale più evidente di come in questo splendido e maltrattato paese, esista ancora una guerra violenta, a volte sotterranea, a volte meno evidente che devasta le vite. Raccontare le vite di chi resiste e di un popolo straordinario che prima o poi uscirà fuori da una condizione devastante, è un nostro dovere come ADIF. Grazie ancora all’autrice.


by Rohina Bawer

Extremism in Afghanistan and more widely in the world comes with a well understood meaning of restricting women’s mobility. In Afghanistan the meaning of extremism even comes with more sophistication details. It impact women’s life more than anywhere else, it blocks women’s right to education, causing constant fear of violence and permanent anxiety. Often women finds themselves helplessness and insecurity changed their life to the most unpleasant levels yet seen. In fact they have no control over their own lives and as all in entire life they are suffering from men dominated society.

Afghanistan is a country that struggling with extremism for long time.  Extremism cause violence against Afghan community and always happened to target the educational institutes, public servants, community members, women and children.

USA and their allies rushed to Afghanistan under umbrella of “nascent of democracy” and “war on terror” but it did not actually take a long time for the truth to be exposed.

They often come to choose the devotee of Islam as first hand of their project, support financially and create unstable area for continuation of their occupation in Afghanistan. War in Afghanistan is created by extremist groups since many years they have been nourished by imperialist countries to have strongholds and training centers in the country.

As in media report comes, Ashraf Ghani told tolonews that only in 2015, 2016 near to 75,000 civilians were killed and wounded it shows a dramatic increase in extremist groups power in the region.

Today many provinces of Afghanistan are controlled by extremists groups they make the region unstable and use the land of local people for the narcotic cultivation.

Ahmad a resident from Helmend province of Afghanistan told me that “In my province I have seen a teacher which he was 19 years old; he taught science subjects to his students, was get shot for very reason of teaching Kafir books to the Muslims children.”

A resident from Farah province told me” in Farah province extremist groups are very active; they have bases and paying high salary to the new young boys for joining them. From my village many children left their schools and joined them to be fighters against Kofir, I have used to see in this report that is a dangerous phenomenon to be seriously considered, for the impact it is consist of ascending number of extremist groups day by day that will redirect more risks towards life of innocent people.

Ali Ahmad another resident of Farah province told me” In Farah province many families are suffering from the extremists groups, they  are coming to the villages and force us to give them our young boys or we must pay them fine if we refuse, they will kill our son in front of us.”

Based on media reports I have analyzed in one specific case a girl in Kunduz claims that a rocket hits the roof of her house all at sudden and she lost all her family members in one night. The fear we are facing is that there are very common such events that takes place in any moment to Afghan people. Insecurity of life and living has become as a matter of serious concern for all Afghan. It is difficult to live with such insecurity while you cannot even guess you will live for tomorrow with your family or not. Many families are suffering from extremist groups within their villages which remain a huge number of people uneducated and suffering from trauma and mental disorders. Extremist groups radicalized many children in Afghan provinces and they remain uneducated, lost their homes and schools.

Extremist groups bringing war in the afghan villages it cause community to flee to a more secure region, in country. There are more than 1.2 million IDPs and many other Afghan migrants to the European countries by accepting to put their lives at serious risks.

Based on SF gate article by Yobie Benjamin there are 15 extremists groups active in the eastern and southern provinces of Afghanistan. These 15 extremist groups support by Inter-intelligent (ISI), US and their allies.

One of well-known extremist group in Afghanistan is Hizb-i-Gullbudin which leads by Gulbuddin Hakmatyar, he has operated in eastern of Afghanistan, and he is fighting alongside of Taliban in Afghanistan. He comes back by infamous peace process in Afghanistan. He is a killer; peace will have no meaning with a killer except bloodshed.

In the SF gate article which wrote it about fourteen other extremist groups that have bases and training centers in Afghanistan and mostly in Pakistan such as;

Hizb-i-Khalis:  this party was established by Mulavi Younas Khalis in eastern part of Afghanistan in 1979, their finance comes from drugs smuggling to borders.

Islamic party of Uzbekistan: is a militant Islamist group formed in 1998, from Uzbekistan and other Central Asian states lead by Tohir Yoldashev.

Jaish-e-Mohammed: is a Deobandi jihadist group active in Kashmir the primary motive of this group is to separate Kashmir from India and merge it into Pakistan.

Harakat Ul-Jahad-I-Islami: is an Islamic fundamentalist organization most active in South Asian countries of Pakistan and Bangladesh since the early 1990s.

Jalauddin Haqqani Network: This well organized group is led by Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son Sirajuddin Haqqani and they committed the most deadly attacks in Afghanistan.

Tahreek- e-Taliban Pakistan: This was led by Baitullah Masoud who was killed in Pakistan recently. This terrorist group is an umbrella organization of various Sunni Islamist militant groups based in the northwestern Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the Afghan border in Pakistan.

Lashkar Taiba:  This was founded by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Zafar Iqbal in the Kunar province of Afghanistan in 1990; they organized mostly deadly attacks in northern and eastern of Afghanistan.

Lashkar-e-Janghvi: This group is the militant branch of the Sunni Deobandi sectarian group Sipah-i-Sahaba based in Pakistan with limited operations in Afghanistan.

Al-Qaeda: is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden and Abdullah Azzam, the bases and training centers of this group more located in Pakistan.

Their finance comes from producing opium in Afghanistan and support of Jihadists worldwide. These extremist groups committed explosion, suicide attacks, rockets, assassinations, kidnappings, arbitrary execution and raids against civilians.

Stand against extremism means defend of humanity.