Jihad against medicine in Afghanistan. It’s all just a manifestation of jahiliyya — the society of unbelievers. And therefore, who needs it?
But if course the people in Afghanistan do need it, and this is one reason why the jihad is something that has reduced and will continue to reduce the quality of life there.
From the International Medical Corps (IMC), with thanks to Twostellas:
June 30, 2006, Santa Monica, CA – An International Medical Corps clinic in the southern Paktika Province was burned to the ground on June 28, with reports indicating the fire was started by suspected Taliban insurgents. Although no one was injured, all of IMC’s medical equipment was destroyed in the fire.
IMC’s Janatkhil clinic, also in the same district, was burned down on April 12, 2006. This incident comes in the wake of discussions between IMC and the Ministry of Health to reopen the Janatkhil clinic in August in order to meet the health needs of people in the community.
The security situation in Paktika and other southern provinces has deteriorated due to ongoing counter-insurgent operations in the border region. There is speculation that violence will continue to increase.
IMC’s extensive medical assistance and training programs in Afghanistan reflect its long-standing commitment to helping Afghan civilians. Afghanistan has been central to IMC’s humanitarian efforts since the organization’s founding in 1984, when volunteer American doctors first traveled to the country in response to the dire needs of Afghan civilians suffering under the Soviet invasion.