Taliban gunmen shoot 14-year-old girl over activism for education in volatile Pakistan region

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  1. abu hadeed

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    MINGORA, Pakistan — Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was admired across a battle-scarred region of Pakistan for exposing the Taliban’s atrocities and advocating for girls’ education in the face of religious extremists. On Tuesday, the Taliban nearly killed her to quiet her message.
    A gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in the volatile northern Swat Valley and shot Malala in the head and neck. Another girl on the bus was also wounded.
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    <article>The young activist was airlifted by helicopter to a military hospital in the frontier city of Peshawar. A doctor in the city of Mingora, Tariq Mohammad, said her wounds weren’t life-threatening, but a provincial information minister said after a medical board examined the girl that the next few days would be crucial.
    Malala began writing a blog when she was just 11 under the pseudonym Gul Makai for the BBC about life under the Taliban, and began speaking out publicly in 2009 about the need for girls’ education — which the Taliban strongly opposes. The extremist movement was quick to claim responsibility for shooting her.
    “This was a new chapter of obscenity, and we have to finish this chapter,” Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan by telephone.
    The shooting provoked outrage across the country, angering Pakistanis who have seen a succession of stories about violence against women by the Taliban.
    “This attack cannot scare us nor the courageous Malala. This cowardly act cannot deter Malala to give up her efforts,” said Azizul Hasan, one of the girl’s cousins.
    Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf condemned the attack and called her a daughter of Pakistan. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland called the shooting “barbaric” and “cowardly.”
    Leila Zerrougui, the U.N. special representative for children in armed conflict, condemned the attack “in the harshest terms.” ‘’Education is a fundamental right for all children,” she said in a statement. The Taliban “must respect the right to education of all children, including girls, to go to school and live in peace.”
    The attack displayed the viciousness of Islamic militants in the Swat Valley, where the military conducted a major operation in 2009 to clear out insurgents, and a reminder of the challenges the government faces in keeping the area free of militant influence.
    In her BBC blog, Malala wrote about not wearing her uniform to school after officials warned it might attract the Taliban’s attention, and how many other students moved out of the valley after the Taliban issued an edict banning girls from school. She wrote about the Taliban movement had kept her family from going out after sunset.
    While chairing a children’s assembly supported by UNICEF in the valley last year, the then-13-year-old championed a greater role for young people.
    “Girl members play an active role,” she said, according to an article on the U.N. organization’s website. “We have highlighted important issues concerning children, especially promoting girls’ education in Swat.”
    She was nominated last year for the International Children’s Peace Prize, which is organized by the Dutch organization KidsRights to highlight the work of children around the world.

    apparently this is now big news in the West and among the Secular "Muslim" hypocrites as it gives them another stick to beat on Shariah law.Can anybody residing in Pakistan actually tell us what really happend?
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  2. Firebrand Mullah

    Firebrand Mullah Hanfist Salfist Humblist


    EDIT: she is not murdered.

    However, let us look what kind of education she was preaching.
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  3. sanzerkhel

    sanzerkhel Al Afghane

    Are you saying she is alive?
  4. abuhannah

    abuhannah Well-Known Member

    NaPak Army..

    Anyone would think it was a malicious act carried out to bring hatred on the Taliban,after all The NaPak Army have done nothing but Amalulsalih for NWFP.
  5. Pro-Human

    Pro-Human Well-Known Member

    Sorry, is she alive?
  6. abuhannah

    abuhannah Well-Known Member

    The Communism poster reminded of the old Citizen Smith show..

    "Power to the People".."Freedom for Tooting"...
  7. Pro-Human

    Pro-Human Well-Known Member

    I love watching you guys trying to work out how you feel about something until you've decided how al-walaa-wa'l-baraa applies.
  8. Pro-Human

    Pro-Human Well-Known Member

    Por ejemplo: abu hannah has just suggested that it might be an act carried out by the Pakistani military to inspire hatred against the Taliban. If they claim it, abu hannah will decide that actually, she deserved to die. Guaranteed. If they claim it, she deserved it. If they deny, it's a false flag. It must be wonderful to live such simple lives. You share it with North Koreans.
  9. abuhannah

    abuhannah Well-Known Member

    Oi,smart ass calm yourself down,where did I say the girl deserved to die?Dont over step the mark and decide you can speak for me or any other Muslim here..

    You are entitled to say your peice but that dose not give you an automatic right to say AbuHannah is guaranteed to say a,b or c.

    You have now made an accusation,now back it up with some proof.Where and when did I state such and such on this matter..
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  10. journeyman

    journeyman Banned

    Now they are killing kids?

  11. abuhannah

    abuhannah Well-Known Member

    Hypocrites INC..

    No need to swear and no,no one killed anybody,read the news or at listen to it properly..Incedently if your so concerned about stopping people killing kids I can put up some videos of the Pakistan army killing young lads in the SWAT.Or another from there where kidnapped elders and young men from SWAT are getting leathered to pieces in a Karachi Police HQ..Anyone going to stop that?
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  12. Abu'l 'Eyse

    Abu'l 'Eyse Rep-manz

    I'm not agreeing with this act at all, in fact when i heard about it on the news i was quite disgusted - regardlss of what she called for, but when millions of children in Iraq and other places have died - nay murdered - people don't say JACK! in fact they say its worth it! 'Ala Madeleine Albright but she ain't bright.

    now a girl has be shot in the head, who is here with their moral compass to say it is wrong - when they support the killing of children by drones and uranium depleted missiles etc

    as for possibilities of false flag and set up operations well is this something which can't be a factor and be considered? I mean there are governments who bombed whole nations for weapons which didn't exist as well as bombed a nation because they said they would hand over a man to Saudi to be tried and that wasn't good enough

    but hey what are we thinking? This is the democratic way, lock up people withou charge and extradite them, complain and make claims "Islam is spread by the sword" but thy spread democracy by: "proxy wars, intelligence based assassinations, wars based upon "ideas", drones and uranium depleted bombs, in addition to the prisons around the world housing people they just picked up in Certain countries and supporting tyrants who can help ease economic hardship by providing oil cheaper than mineral water.

    what a way if life to inspire to.....not
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  13. abuhannah

    abuhannah Well-Known Member

    Red Masjid massacre of Muslim girls and women by the Pakistan Goverment seem that long ago?

    5 sisters in Quetta,shot repeatedly on camera by at least 15-20 police and army,we all forgot their rights?

    Funny who people choose to side with,not to mention not even sight why all this began in the first place,the SWAT came to Musharraf and murdered on masse,or did Musharraf on the say so of Bush and Blair go in to the SWAT and murder on masse?
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  14. Armitage4

    Armitage4 New Member

    Anyone knows what exactly she advocated and spoke for?
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  15. ahmad10

    ahmad10 حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل

    Al-Salamu `Alaykum Wa Rahmatu 'Llahi Wa BarakaTuhu,

    I can't wait to see the supporters of baby killers (MM specifically, American/(Pakistani) Muslims generally - and all those who support Obama/Pakistani Government) rush to condemn this.

    Go right ahead...I'm sure the Taliban Spokesperson (the one who is so easily contacted all the time by the Kafir media) will back you up on all your claims.

    As for the rest of us - let's keep one important thing in mind.

    1) This news is not yet verified by the sources whose verification matters. Let's wait for an official response by our brothers, otherwise we are disobeying Allah (subhana wa ta ala) in the ayah :

    O you who believe! If a Fasiq (liar — evil person) comes to you with any news, verify it, lest you should harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful for what you have done. (al-Hujuraat : 6)
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  16. journeyman

    journeyman Banned

    Re: Hypocrites INC..

    Human-rights as both an academic multidisciplinary discipline and legal specialism has debated whether we in the West (Classical Eurocentric Democracy) are inflicting our cultural bias onto those that live in entirely different socio-political climates, cultures and economies, however there is a universal belief that this girl should be afforded protection from people who are absolutely bent on maintaining absolute patrilineal control over their country.

    When a majority have established a history of preying on vulnerable sectors of society because of perceived moral or religious justifications then they are exhibiting a mass psychopathy: an umbrella of ailments comprising of apathy, egocentricity and criminal deviancy. In effect they exert a parasitic relationship over the majority they influence.

    What do they (the Taliban) espouse? Are the Taliban still the politico-religious entity that police their regions with their own brand of Sharia law or can we assume a reductionist take and say they they are bullies...people with no honour and no concept of what it is to be a rational thinking human. I can only feel that they are parasites in the true scientific sense. Parasitism deals with the adverse relationship between 2 species, with one profiting from the other without killing (yeah I know they kill loads). So one group arbitrarily develops rules to define and demarcate who the 'other' or out-of tribe people are to profit from their submission. They are the omnipotent and the dominant and yet on the other hand they suck so badly because of their lack of humanity.

    I would love for this girl to pull through. When people like this girl stand up to those that threaten her, it reminds me of the student standing at Tiananmen blocking the path of the oncoming tanks. One person in either case standing up to what is tolerated and yet so horrible.
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  17. Abu Hawwa

    Abu Hawwa Formerly 'LionofIslam'

    I don't know if what is said is true, but the sharia doesn't see an age for one to get punished. As long as the one reaches puberty. Lets not forget the Jewish tribes punishment by the hands of the believers and how men who just reached puberty got the punishment to.
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  18. Abu Saalehah

    Abu Saalehah Well-Known Member

    exactly, if it turns out they actually did this we might question the wisdom of targeting one so young and giving a propaganda victory to the kuffar secularists, however propagandists, even women ones were targeted and killed during the time of Rasoolullaah (saw).
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  19. Abu_Jannah

    Abu_Jannah Well-Known Member

    Although, I do not think it is acceptable to have targeted her, due to the fact that it will bring more harm than benefit, however, Shar3an, a child is considered combatant if he is fighting.

    One thing important to say:
    The son of Imam Anwar al Awlaki, who was also a teenager was deliberately killed by the US.
    Why nobody from the Kuffar felt any sympathy towards him, knowing that he was only a teenager?
    Not mentioning the 12 year old boy who was sent to Guantanamo for years without reasons!

    Always double standards when it deals with the Muslims.
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  20. abuhannah

    abuhannah Well-Known Member

    Re: Hypocrites INC..

    Appreciate the Quilliam-esq type effort but I am genuinely not willing to engage with you unless you talk from a civilised Islamic perspective i.e as a Muslim with some fear of Allah and understanding of what the deen entails...
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