Someone said I should have used 'feared'. The word I still I haven't found would encapsulate both of those. It's a show of strength designed to show that they can attack at will and kill their enemies without remorse.
Of course it is. It is based on the belief in the absence of a God or gods or any supernatural being or beings. To be an atheist you have to believe that God does not exist otherwise you are at the least an agnostic.
The desperation of the theist to prove that everyone has faith really ...
Really do not comprehend what they hope to achieve by this other than turning everyone against them. This horrific attack is pure evil.
They've achieved what they wanted to achieve. People will now be fearful of schooling and education. Other people will see that the Taliban can defeat the army and kill its children. Next time when the Taliban threaten they will be listened to and respected.