Thursday, July 18, 2013

Taliban observer claims Pakastani girl was attacked for her writings criticizing radical Islam, not for trying to get girls educated

International media report that a senior Taliban “official” wrote to shooting victim Malala Yousafzai now recovering in Britain) that she was targeted and shot because of her writings that amounted to a “smear campaign” against the Taliban and its attempts to continue the practice of Islam in much of Pakistan.

She had written that “the pen is mightier than the sword”, so, according to the letter, insurgents attacked her sword.

The letter claimed she was not attacked for advocating education for girls.
The UK Guardian has a story by Saba Imtiaz in Karachi, link here

It would seem shocking to a westerner that a religious group would fear the writings of a 14 year old girl.  Why isn’t this perceived as a sign of weakness?

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