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Questions on witnessing violence

  • Intan Paramadhita

New York | Mon, April 4 2011 | 09:34 am

PREMIUM We are witnessing a new age of spectacular violence. When we read stories about people digging up and exposing the dead body of an Ahmadiyah follower in a graveyard, we are encountering the very definition of the spectacular: a “dramatic” or “elaborate display”.

The reform era has brought with it increasing openness, including openness to techniques of violence that transcend our i...