Fear :Terrorist’s worst weapon

Indeed! Fear not bombs is a terrorist’s worst weapon. It serves as a pressure tool on policy makers to accept their demands.When you live with fear, it changes everything: your way of looking at things, ability of think and decide, positive attitude and what worst than having no peace of mind. Fear is the ‘mind killer’. “An emotion of alarm and agitation caused by the expectation or realization of danger; Extreme reverence or awe, as toward a supreme power.”

On Monday Jan. 14th a false bomb threat was reported at a five-storey building of ABN-Amro near defense Morr which created much panic. Staffers of the bank evacuated the building following the bomb news while people working in the building adjacent to the bank also came out from their offices after hearing the news of a bomb in the bank. One of the employees informed Rescue 15 and police officials, Bomb Disposal Squad, Rescue 1122 and Edhi ambulances got to the scene. The Bomb Disposal Squad swept the building and said there was no bomb. During this time, a large number of people gathered outside the building and all were seen in a state of panic.Read more…

Although it was a false bomb threat but as they say that the fear of death is worse than death itself! There is some evidence that extreme anxiety, in the form of panic and terror, can be fatal. Eighty-five present of the people who die from snakebite don’t have enough venom in their bloodstream to account for their deaths. Then who’s the culprit? Researchers suggest that it is the terror felt by a person who receives a potentially fatal snakebite that may cause heart failure.” It is startling to note that the cause of victim’s death is not the snake’s venom, but the fear and shock in the victim’s minds. The fear itself!

Now here’s something from “The New York Times” about Living in Fear and Paying a High Cost in Heart Risk

2 Comments so far

  1. Haris (unregistered) on January 16th, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

    Fear is not the only weapon used by terrorists. It the best weapon for tyrants like mush. You should have mentioned him as well.

    oh may be you included mush in the list of terrorists.

  2. MB (unregistered) on January 16th, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

    There is a column by Javed Chaudhry about fear. Its MUST READ one for all.Its title is also “Khoaf” ( Fear)

    some one search it out please

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