The notion that girls could be studying subjects unrelated to Islam in school was sufficient to incite these recruits to carry out suicide attacks. Schoolgirl Jihad Update from AP:
Security agents have arrested 17 people allegedly trained in Pakistan to launch suicide attacks in Afghanistan, the country’s intelligence agency said.
The 17 were detained in Nangarhar, Kunduz and Kabul provinces and told authorities they attended militant training camps in neighboring Pakistan, intelligence agency spokesman Said Ansari said Wednesday. It was unclear when they were detained.
Ansari said that militants in Pakistan encourage fighters to carry out suicide attacks by telling them that girls in Afghanistan are wearing un-Islamic clothes or studying subjects in school unrelated to Islam.
“They are telling those people that they should conduct suicide attacks because the foreigners who are here are doing bad things in Afghanistan that are unacceptable in an Islamic country,” Ansari told a news conference.
Few details were provided on the 17 detainees.
A report from AFP adds, amid claims by the spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Directorate for Security that the men were “brainwashed,” that they were equipped by foreign jihadists operating in Pakistan:
“All of the detained have confessed they received training for suicide attacks, attacks against schools and institutions from Arab, Chechen and Uzbek instructors on the other side of the border (Pakistan)”…