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Malala was shot for ‘attacking Islam’, rather than for supporting girls’ education in Pakistan

STILL smarting over their failure to kill Malala Yousafzai, a Taliban leader in Pakistan told ABC News that, given the opportunity, they would have another go at assassinating her.

Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said:

We targeted Malala Yousafzai because she attacked Islam and make a jokes on Islam, if we found her again then we would definitely try to kill her and will feel proud on her death. We didn’t target her for spreading education in her area, we targeted her for making jokes of Islam, and that was enough reason for attacking her.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, center, flanked by his bodyguards, talks to reporters at an undisclosed location in Pakistani tribal area of Waziristan along Afghanistan border on October 5. (Ishtiaq Mahsud/AP)

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, center, flanked by his bodyguards, talks to reporters at an undisclosed location in Pakistani tribal area of Waziristan along Afghanistan border on October 5. (Ishtiaq Mahsud/AP)

Malala was 11 years old when she took a stand against the Taliban, who had issued an edict that all girls’ schools should be closed. She began advocating for the right to go to school, writing an anonymous blog for the BBC and appearing in a New York Times documentary.

Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, ran a girls’ school in the SWAT Valley, and had been targeted for death by the Taliban. And Malala’s increasing visibility put her at risk as well.

When the Taliban struck, on the morning of Tuesday, October  9, 2012, Malala was on a schoolbus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. A gunman got on, asked for the girl by name and then shot her three times.

The bullet narrowly missed Malala’s brain and she was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, six days after the attack. She spent nearly three months in the hospital and underwent numerous surgeries.

Now Malala and her family are living in Birmingham and she is back at school.

The Taliban’s bullets did nothing to dim her commitment to campaigning for the rights of girls to receive an education.

Malala pictured addressing the UN on her 16th birthday

Malala pictured addressing the UN on her 16th birthday

She spent her 16th birthday giving a speech at the United Nations and has become the youngest person to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

She has also founded the Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization that advocates for and supports girls education around the world through grants and partner collaborations.

And it has just been announced that Malala has been invited by the Queen to attend a reception at Buckingham Palace on October 18.

70 Responses to “Malala was shot for ‘attacking Islam’, rather than for supporting girls’ education in Pakistan”

  1. barriejohn says:

    andym: The same is true of the vast majority of criminals in general. If they had intelligence we’d be in real trouble!

  2. Barry Duke says:

    “ALLAH KNOWS WHAT WE CONCEAL AND WHAT WE REVEAL.”

    Not only Allah, Esmaeel my old darling. ANYONE who sees that murderous comment of yours will know that you are concealing any form of intelligence and revealing dangerous psychotic tendencies.

    Now bugger off back to the 7th century and fuck a goat or something …

  3. AgentCormac says:

    @ ISMAEEL MARIKAR

    The woggly bird sat on the whango tree,
    Nooping the rinkum corn,
    And graper and graper, alas! grew he,
    And cursed the day he was born.
    His crute was clum and his voice was rum,
    As curiously thus sang he,
    “Oh, would I’d been rammed and eternally clammed
    Ere I perched on this whango tree.”

    Now the whango tree had a bubbly thorn,
    As sharp as a nootie’s bill,
    And it stuck in the woggly bird’s umptum lorn
    And weepadge, the smart did thrill.
    He fumbled and cursed, but that wasn’t the worst,
    For he couldn’t at all get free,
    And he cried, “I am gammed, and injustibly nammed
    On the luggardly whango tree.”

    And there he sits still, with no worm in his bill,
    Nor no guggledom in his nest;
    He is hungry and bare, and gobliddered with care,
    And his grabbles give him no rest;
    He is weary and sore and his tugmut is soar,
    And nothing to nob has he,
    As he chirps, “I am blammed and corruptibly jammed,
    In this cuggerdom whango tree.”

    There you go, pal – you seem to like nonsense so I thought this would be of interest. No need to thank me, you’re welcome.

  4. Matt+Westwood says:

    @AC: Profound stuff. I will recommend we adopt it as one of the hymns to the FSM and IPU.

  5. AgentCormac says:

    @ Matt+Westwood

    That would be most kind of you, sir. As nonsense lies at the heart of every religion I see no reason why we shouldn’t perpetuate the tradition.

  6. Mike Hoppins says:

    FUCK YOU. You goat fucking, ignorant, misogynistic little fucks! All religion is delusion, including the American christianity. You are complete idiots. Fuck you & your ridiculous prophet ( moooooo!-ham-mud) pathetic wankers. Go ahead & come after me. I piss on your prophet, your beliefs, and you. Complete fucktards!!! ‘allah’ another ignorant myth used to manipulate. Notice the lack of capitalization. I’d rather capitalize ‘Dog’ than your misguided brainwashed fairy tale. (You get the idea?) Fucking morons!

  7. michael hoppins says:

    Not truely a freedom of speech format !!! Free thinker…does NOT mean Free speech! I’ve posted two comments & both were blocked. Both call the muslims dipshits, idiots and misogynistic little dickie asswipes. Their beliefs are idiotic. Their prophet a pedophilie. They can all kissMy assie! FuckinWankers!

  8. HateFairytail Fucktards says:

    Only supporters of the islam fairy take are being accepted as commentators. Bogus!

  9. Barry Duke says:

    Michael, your comments were not blocked, but went into the moderation queue. I apologise for the delay in appearance.

  10. barriejohn says:

    How could anyone possibly think that this site supported Islam?

    Someone mentioned Nobel Prizewinner Peter Higgs (being interviewed on BBC News at this very moment). What an inspirational man!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9978226/Prof-Peter-Higgs-Atheist-scientist-admits-he-doesnt-believe-in-god-particle.html

  11. andym says:

    ISAMEEL’s post wasn’t there when I posted about the relief from most Islamic terrorists being “fuckwits.”I assume it was awaiting moderation. His post now looks like divine providence. Thank you. ISAMEEL.

  12. shah says:

    She was an American spy hired by American Feminists !
    The point was to spread hatred against all men and specially Pakistan !
    Made millions and targeted peace awards, by creating illusion of patriarchy..

    Represented feminism and spread Hatred towards innocent men and boys -_-
    Hope she burns in Hell and with every feminist/hatred minded person insulting innocent men !

  13. Broga says:

    @shah: You need to know that you are sick, mentally ill and you need help. I don’t know whether you are a paranoid psychotic or whether your brain has become deformed by the influence of your toxic faith but you are in one hell of a mess.

    You mention hell. What you seem not to realise is that with your emotional insecurity leading to your fear of women you are already in hell. If you didn’t seem to such a contemptible and repellent human being you would have my sympathy. As it is I suspect you deserve your religion inflicted suffering.

  14. AgentCormac says:

    Represented feminism and spread Hatred towards innocent men and boys – Hope she burns in Hell and with every feminist/hatred minded person insulting innocent men!

    Hey, shah – congratulations, you win this month’s ‘Cock of The Month’ award. That’s right, you are officially a cock!

  15. Broga says:

    AgentCormac: I really do think that shah, and others of the same ilk, are deeply insecure about their masculinity. As a result he has to spew his bile about women. It isn’t enough to criticise what an individual woman does. His terror is such that he has to crush under the vicious heel of Islam all of them.

    If he can invent a scenario where he is so superior and women are so inferior that they are no danger to him he may feel emotionally safe. As we see here he cannot. His demented beliefs leave him depressed, terror stricken and a pathetic excuse for a man.

  16. barriejohn says:

    Perhaps we should just ignore these trolls. I think they quite literally ejaculate over their keyboards when people respond to their inanity.

  17. Matt+Westwood says:

    I think they genuinely believe what they are saying, and they are under considerable emotional distress that they are actually not physically able (due to the fact that the internet is a remote means of contact) to actually perform the corporal punishment themselves on the people (i.e. us) who deserve it, having called into question their most treasured fascistic indoctrination.

    Imagine it, every sacred gem of holy belief just cast aside by a bunch of filthy kaffirs who eat with their left hands and let their women walk around outside without a hat on.

    Hah! I’d love to take one to a nudist beach.

  18. JohnMWhite says:

    Dear shah and Islam in general: fuck you.

    There, I went and attacked Islam. While I don’t think every Muslim is a terrible person (I have been friends with some very nice Muslims actually), Islamic edicts like the denigration of women and the harming of those who want them to be educated is something pretty terrible and I have no qualms standing along side a 16 year old in telling Islam to grow up and accept that women are people.

    Now what are you going to do about it?

  19. Abraham Yeshuratnam says:

    Malala, being a young student of a school, not a college, would have been indoctrinated by her teachers and elders of her family. But if we trace the history of Arabia, it will be evident that the Arabs at the time of Muhammad were idol worshipers. Muhammad was the chief travel manager of the caravan of his wealthy wife Khadijah and he had to go to Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad. In those days there were no motels and merchants had to stay in tents. It was during such stay periods that Muhammad got the opportunity to mingle with Jewish and Christian merchants. He learnt from them Judaism and Christianity. He opposed idolatry in Arabia. The Koran itself was plagiarized from the Torah and the Bible. Most of the Biblical incidents were twisted and corrupted to create a new religion. As for instance, the Bible says that Abraham took Isaac to be sacrificed at Mount Moriah. But in the Koran, Ishmael is shown in the place of Isaac. Moreover, the Koran was repeatedly modified and revised. The Caliph Othman produced a new Koran with so many interpolations, additions and deletions from the original Koran. So many new and modern ideas were injected into the old book. But, even in the new Koran, women were made subordinate to men, women have to cover their head and body, a man can marry four wives and there is a conspicuous absence of education for women. No wonder Saudi government has banned women from driving.

  20. JohnMWhite says:

    @Abraham: It is possible to go to a school and learn rather than be indoctrinated, you know. Unless a school deliberately puts it mind to prioritising the latter, as many religious schools do.

    And a religious leader plundering and twisting previous stories in order to create their own faith? Perish the thought! A religious text being continually modified and revised? I’ve never seen anything like it! And one thing that stayed the same in this Abrahamic religion just happened to be the subjugation of women? So unlike any other Abrahamic faith, isn’t it?

    And what the hell does that have to do with women driving?