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Taliban Shoot Young Girl Peace Activist  
User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12844 posts, RR: 25
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

Shows how truly intolerant and ignorant the Taliban are.

This young girl:



is now fighting for her life:



after members of the Taliban shot her, for speaking out against their practices in the Swat Valley.

She had anonymously written a blog on the BBC Urdu web site, and after the Tailiban were pushed out, she revealed her name, and since then they have threatened her, and now have followed through on it:

Quote:

Mingora (Dawn/ANN) - Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old Swat girl who championed the cause of girls' education and dared to criticise Taliban's attack on schools and schoolgoing girls, was shot and seriously wounded in Mingora yesterday.

As she struggled for life in a Peshawar hospital, Taliban claimed responsibility for the chilling attack and threatened to target her again and kill her if she managed to survive this time.

Malala's courage was recognised and praised worldwide and she was nominated for several international peace awards. Pakistan decorated her with a gallantry award.

Malala, who has two brothers, wants to be a politician.

Ref: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/taliban-att...tani-peace-activist-090003591.html


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User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

What can one say...this is the direction the world is headed and no one wants to stand up against it. Shame on us all.

User currently offlineSInGAPORE_AIR From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

From CNN earlier she seems to be in a serious but stable condition and should recover. Kudos to her.


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User currently onlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5599 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

And we are surprised about this...why? The Islamic terrorists, general, and the Taliban, specifically, don't care whether they target men, women or children, all they care is that all dissent is eliminated.

When are responsible Muslims going to finally wake-up and depose their alleged religious compatriots? When will they rise up and loudly (and yes, violently) shutdown, these animals?

To paraphrase Edmund Burke: All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing. Where are the good Muslims? Why do they do little or nothing at all?

God's speed on this brave young lady's recovery.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7971 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

I hope she can be the one so many rally around.

Many criticize Muslims for not speaking out against terrorism... easy to say behind a computer in a safe country. She did and look what happened...

She has more bravery than most of us. This will probably blow over, but one of these days we'll have the straw that cracks the camel's back and I think we'll see some true change in the Middle East



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Yes, a young woman got shot for speaking out against terrorism, let's jump straight to the Islam chat.   

All I can say is, what a goddamn shame that Afghanistan has come to this. You can't say Islam led to this point, you can't say the U.S. invasion led to this point, all of it was set in motion long before this specific event and it's probably going to take just as long if not longer to make a functioning country out of the place.


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8734 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 3):
When are responsible Muslims going to finally wake-up and depose their alleged religious compatriots?

just recently, for a while longer and since decades ago - just off the top of my head

By the way, "compatriots" is an interesting choice of words... wrong, but interesting.

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 3):
When will they rise up and loudly (and yes, violently) shutdown, these animals?

That's a horribly misinformed demand. Violence has never once put a stop to extremism and it never will. As for "shutting down animals", well, that sounds an awful lot like a call for genocide.

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 3):
Where are the good Muslims?

So what defines a "good" Muslim and what defines a "bad" one? While we're - or rather, you are - at it, what's a "good" Christian?

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 3):
Why do they do little or nothing at all?

Are you at all familiar with the term "reign of terror"?

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 4):
Many criticize Muslims for not speaking out against terrorism... easy to say behind a computer in a safe country.

   exactly

Anti-Islamic fundamentalism is just as bad as Islamic fundamentalism, or indeed any other kind of fundamentalism.



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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12844 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3225 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 5):
Yes, a young woman got shot for speaking out against terrorism, let's jump straight to the Islam chat.

As above, her main area of activism is "the cause of girls' education"...

Just wondering, what do you believe that Islam say about the role of girls/women in general, and the education of girls/women in particular?

I certainly don't equate Islam to terrorism, but I do feel segments of the Islamic community are way out of date with respect to women's rights.

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 5):
All I can say is, what a goddamn shame that Afghanistan has come to this.

This was an attack on a Pakistani citizen on Pakistani land by the Taliban, who admitted they did the attack and have said they will repeat the act till she is dead.

This is much more about the Pakistani government's policy of allowing the Taliban to control large areas of their nation.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 1):
What can one say...this is the direction the world is headed and no one wants to stand up against it. Shame on us all.

Well we have been standing in Afghanistan for similar reasons for more that 10 years and what has happened ?



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5908 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

Islam has made it obligatory for believing men and women to seek knowledge, however work wise conservatives prefer women stay home and work only if absolutely necessary, then at the same time they want female doctors, nurses, teachers etc. so their women dont deal with men.

Taliban now have a faction in Pakistan, known as the Pakistan Taliban Movement, also active in southern Punjab province.

Quoting Revelation (Reply 7):


[Edited 2012-10-10 10:07:26]

User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12844 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):
Well we have been standing in Afghanistan for similar reasons for more that 10 years and what has happened ?

From what I understand, one of the few benefits of taking control away from the Taliban is that the ability of females to get education has been restored.



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 7):

This was an attack on a Pakistani citizen on Pakistani land by the Taliban, who admitted they did the attack and have said they will repeat the act till she is dead.

This is much more about the Pakistani government's policy of allowing the Taliban to control large areas of their nation.

While this is true and I stand corrected, it's a situation that wouldn't exist the way it does in Afghanistan or Pakistan if those countries had working governments.

Quoting Revelation (Reply 7):

As above, her main area of activism is "the cause of girls' education"...

Just wondering, what do you believe that Islam say about the role of girls/women in general, and the education of girls/women in particular?

I certainly don't equate Islam to terrorism, but I do feel segments of the Islamic community are way out of date with respect to women's rights.

I don't think she was attacked by the Taliban for activism about girl's education specifically, to be honest. The Taliban are backwards religious fundamentalists, but they're also opportunistic thugs, and while I don't know enough about them to provide a percentage split on those two characteristics, if you're in a position of power by being an opportunistic thug, attacking schools and people who try to attend them makes a perverse level of sense no matter what your creed, and anyone speaking out against anything you do is a problem, because if you let it slide, who knows, maybe people might speak about the other things you do also which require even more bending over backwards to justify with your stated belief system. The sadly backwards state that women's rights are in in this part of the world with is a terrible problem that needs to be addressed, but I'm not sure how much of it can be traced back to Islam in particular- a lot of the gender-specific oppression that takes place in places where Islamic extremists operate actually predates it and the religion piggybacks on top. Though that's not always the case, see Saudi Arabia.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 10):
From what I understand, one of the few benefits of taking control away from the Taliban is that the ability of females to get education has been restored.

As long as we're here. Where we left, things are different, and I'm sure the Taliban will be back in power in no time after 2014.



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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12844 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 9):
Taliban now have a faction in Pakistan, known as the Pakistan Taliban Movement, also active in southern Punjab province.

Yes, it seems this is the group claiming credit for the shooting of this young girl and two of her schoolmates.

I hope the people of the region and the country reject this group's actions.

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 11):
I don't think she was attacked by the Taliban for activism about girl's education specifically, to be honest.

I disagree.

Her fame came from the following blog she wrote in 2009:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7834402.stm


Taliban says it shot Pakistani teen for advocating girls’ rights
is probably too suggestive a title, but the report includes the following:

Quote:

Ihsanullah Ihsan, chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said in calls to the news media that the militant group targeted Yousafzai because she generated “negative propaganda” about Muslims.

“She considers President Obama as her ideal leader. Malala is the symbol of the infidels and obscenity,” Ihsan said.

Thus we know she was specifically targeted, this comes from the Taliban itself.

We don't see them calling out girl's education, but that indeed is the source of her fame.

Put another way, there was no other reason to specifically target her, because I'm sure they can find plenty others that they consider to be obscene infidels.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 14):
As long as we're here. Where we left, things are different, and I'm sure the Taliban will be back in power in no time after 2014.

Well, if nothing else, at least a decade of women will have some education, and that can't be taken away from them. Hopefully these women will have some influence over at least part of the country long term and can advocate for women's rights to education and other things too.

[Edited 2012-10-10 12:20:43]


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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 16):

Thus we know she was specifically targeted, this comes from the Taliban itself.

We don't see them calling out girl's education, but that indeed is the source of her fame.

Put another way, there was no other reason to specifically target her, because I'm sure they can find plenty others that they consider to be obscene infidels.

I'm not exactly disagreeing with this assessment. I know the Taliban target girls' education, and I know that's what got her the attention. I'm saying they did it not just out of their beliefs but to warn anyone else who might challenge their structure, because whatever the relative importance to their beliefs of repressing such education, the practical importance of anyone being allowed to speak out against any of them might well trump it. As I said, there's an element of opportunist thug to the Taliban, I think. They interpret their religion not to allow the education of girls and women and act accordingly, but I doubt that's just out of doctrine alone- shooting up schools is a message of chaos and terror that serves their strategic aims as well.


User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

Quoting Revelation (Thread starter):
Shows how truly intolerant and ignorant the Taliban are.

Yes, it seems like every day I read about some sort of this savagery going on somewhere. Has it been going on so long Muslims have become numb to it?

Seems to me the supression of free-speech is somehow tied-in to all of this savagery, as though somehow they can keep the world from finding out about these crimes. I do keep waiting to see if a "wave" of Muslim anger over this kind of stuff will rise-up and put a stop to it once and for all.



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User currently onlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5599 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 4):
Many criticize Muslims for not speaking out against terrorism... easy to say behind a computer in a safe country. She did and look what happened...

Yes, it is easy to do. Because I, and most in the free world, enjoy the right to say what they want (within certain limits, in certain nations) and not fear being put to death by terrorists...or the government.

When will the Muslim world join that world?
.

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 19):
I do keep waiting to see if a "wave" of Muslim anger over this kind of stuff will rise-up and put a stop to it once and for all.

I look forward to it. I won't hold my breath, but I will cheer it and support it if I can, if it ever comes.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 17):
Trying to kill them is like trying to kill cockroaches or field mice. They keep popping back up.

Then you keep killing them.

I'm sorry. Islamic terrorism (and other terrorists) are a scourge that must be expunged from civil society. Yes, let's address, within reason, what drives people to such extremes, but let's deal with the FACT, that in many countries it is the Islamic leadership that foments the anger.

As for some of the other posts: pretty much what I expected from the normal cast of Islamic terrorist apologists



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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12844 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 18):
I'm not exactly disagreeing with this assessment.

Indeed, I did get that, and I hope/imagine other readers do too, but...

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 18):
I'm saying they did it not just out of their beliefs but to warn anyone else who might challenge their structure

.. I feel to make this point is to dilute the impact this event should have.

I think of myself as a 'honor cultural differences, live and let live' kind of guy, but I'm incredibly angry about this shooting. Part of this is that I have been following her story since 2009, and part of it is because I am lucky enough to have known some great Muslim daughters of a friend of mine who are of a similar age group and can't imagine denying them an education.

As above, it is pointed out that many Muslims support girl's education, and as I say I am blessed to have seen many devout Muslims I've known do all in their power to make sure their daughters got great educations.

I truly hope this particular group of Muslims will see the negative impact of this particular savage act and learn from it.

I know that my desires aren't all that likely to happen, but I will keep up my hopes.

It seems the impact is beginning to resonate:

One article:

Quote:

Pakistani officials have offered a 10m rupee ($105,000; £66,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of the attackers of a prominent teenage rights campaigner.

...

Malala Yousafzai is still unconscious in hospital in Peshawar, where she has been visited by army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Mr Malik said the "whole gang" who carried out the attack had been identified and said the nation "will not let them run away, we will catch and punish them".

Gen Kayani said it was time to "stand up to fight the propagators of such barbaric mindset and their sympathisers".

Ref: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19901277

Another:

Quote:

Mr. Hussain announced a government reward of more than $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of her attackers. “Whoever has done it is not a human and does not have a human soul,” he said.

Across the rest of the country, Pakistanis reacted with outrage to the attack on the girl, whose eloquent and determined advocacy of girls’ education had made her powerful symbol of resistance to Taliban ideology.

“Malala is our pride. She became an icon for the country,” Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.

Ref: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/wo...ting-of-malala-yousafzai.html?_r=0

I do realize that the Pakistan Army has its own agenda too, and I also hope this issue can find a way to transcend all of that.



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 21):

.. I feel to make this point is to dilute the impact this event should have.

I think of myself as a 'honor cultural differences, live and let live' kind of guy, but I'm incredibly angry about this shooting.

Maybe it is. And I'm certainly not going to begrudge you your anger. I just find it hard to see anyone with power left in that region as anything more than an opportunist - maybe a little more, but not much - and the Taliban's larger motives and the particular theocratic concept that they're pushing by attacking this girl coincide pretty easily.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7971 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 20):
When will the Muslim world join that world?

My point is it is pretty tough to with the brutality over there. I think the Arab Spring was a step in the right direction (overthrowing dictators even if it is replaced with organizations "we" don't like.) I'm sure their lives have gotten better, but it'll take time before they realize that the organizations in power (the theocracies and such) aren't what is best and there is something better.

I guess what I'm trying to say is yes, I hope for a Muslim movement for peace but events like these can show you why it isn't happening faster

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 20):
Then you keep killing them.

Don't get me wrong, I think when force is due it should be used. And I'm not sure if this thought is really on topic in this thread, but I think if we cut back on some of our actions (the ones I don't think we're justified in doing, meddling around in the Middle East so much) there will be less "to kill." By all means, fight them when they go against our fundamental rights

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 19):
I do keep waiting to see if a "wave" of Muslim anger over this kind of stuff will rise-up and put a stop to it once and for all.

I think we all are, but again, lack of action isn't necessarily condoning a behavior... there is real fear over there. We saw the Iranians rise up and get crushed... it's clear they don't want their government. But it's hard to rise up when the military cracks down. It's just like when a shooter comes in a room and starts blasting away. If everyone charged the shooter, the shooter could be disarmed/killed, saving lives. BUT, who are going to be the few that take the bullets initially and die, being the first ones to charge? Plus, how much confidence will you have charging the shooter when you aren't sure if you're gonna be backed up?

Most of the population in these countries are just like us... they may hate their government, but they are willing to put up with it so they don't die. I fall back to my original point: easy for us to tell them to rise up, we won't be the ones dying



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 23):

My point is it is pretty tough to with the brutality over there. I think the Arab Spring was a step in the right direction (overthrowing dictators even if it is replaced with organizations "we" don't like.) I'm sure their lives have gotten better, but it'll take time before they realize that the organizations in power (the theocracies and such) aren't what is best and there is something better.

I'm going to take your point a step further and say that the combination of circumstances that created "the West" is quite unique and "our" position in the context of governments and civilizations, relative to "theirs," is a hard thing to compare on a one to one basis. We may not like what they've made so far and we have to keep an eye on it in a sense to prevent truly monstrous or threatening orders to emerge, but the fact is it's what they made, not us, and we can't expect them to form a bicameral legislature combined with an executive and judicial branch and have it work exactly as ours does overnight, when they haven't undergone a lot of the factors that led to such a thing emerging to begin with.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7971 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 24):

And further again, kind of an outshoot, but it's clear that a majority of Americans are pissed off with their government and we are having a tough time changing it! In a democracy, no fear of the government coming down on us...

We can't do that, so how do we expect a bunch of dirt poor people, probably with less communication/coordination, to rise up against a government that'll use Hinds, RPGs, tanks, and machines guns against them indiscriminately?

I'm really not being an Islamist apologist. I hope that a wave of democracy sweeps over the Middle East.
At the same time, I'm definitely not going to criticize these people, claiming they are "ok with terrorism" and ask "well where's the change already?" because, well, if you speak out, you and your family (or even village) is going to die.

If I had to fear getting wiped out and I was living at a level where putting food on the table is an accomplishment, I could care less about some people flying planes in to buildings. I mean really, OUR problems are so far removed from the average Joe in this country, I think it's kind of egotistical to expect them to demand change when we're inconvenienced.

Put yourself in their shoes and pretend like you care about Americans as you care about a random person in Timbuktu. That's the reality of the situation



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 1):
and no one wants to stand up against it. Shame on us all.

Pardon?? What, you mean apart from sacrificing a good portion of our young fighting men there to stand up precisely against this kind of crap?? Nice one. Glad they didn't die in vain, eh?



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User currently offlinepu From Sweden, joined Dec 2011, 745 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Quoting Revelation (Thread starter):
Shows how truly intolerant and ignorant the Taliban are.

Meanwhile ~1500 Americans lose their lives at the hands of other Americans on the streets of America this month.
.
It makes more sense to concentrate on problems in foreign countries 7000 miles away versus trying to fix much more serious problems at home first.

Pu


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20222 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 20):
Then you keep killing them.

Fair enough. But if they have food (in the form of fear and poverty) then they will keep popping up.


25 Revelation : Why do you need to find a point of comparison? That urge is something that should be resisted as often as possible because it leads to rationalizatio
26 Newark727 : I wasn't reaching for a comparison. I was pointing out how easy it is to get it wrong when such a thing is done. The fact is, people keep trolling fo
27 fr8mech : And, we (the civilized world) has to help them deal with that...within reason. We drop billions of dollars in aid into those countries and what do we
28 DocLightning : How fast did you want it to happen? This is going to take 30 years, not ten.
29 Newark727 : I wasn't talking about Islam specifically there. The fact is that it's "Congress may make no law" not "Youtube" or "Some website I like to post on th
30 fr8mech : We've been giving them aid, in some fashion, for longer than that. I think the aid started shortly after the hijackings began. Exactly. They don't mi
31 Newark727 : This is an important point. Laying aside Islam for just a second, the Arab world is demographically pretty young- not so sure as you move toward Iran
32 soon7x7 : Looks like she tried...look at the results...what barbarians! Evil will win when good men do nothing...in this case it may be Muslim women that will
33 Revelation : Yes, but again, this leads us to talking about everything BUT this exact event. Your opinion on this exact event seems to at best be coming in via si
34 stealthz : No one here started the Islam chant. This medieval thug and all round scumbag..oops sorry, to the supporters and apologists, honoured and revered spo
35 fr8mech : Please read carefully. I wrote: Some, not all, not the majority...some. By the way, someone I consider a very good friend is a US educated Muslim. He
36 Newark727 : Most people have a highly negative opinion of attempted murder. I am not an exception. I was simply first coming at it from an angle of bloodthirsty
37 Post contains links Quokkas : I don't know whether you count him among the "good" but chief of the army staff, General General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani condemned the attack, denouncin
38 Revelation : No, but I know the best way to effect change is to focus on the good deeds of the Muslims I've been fortunate to know, and encourage others to do the
39 Post contains links Revelation : Today we read: Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban moved to army HQ hospital which has some stuff I found interesting: and:
40 Post contains links Revelation : I'm glad to read today that: Ref: http://news.yahoo.com/arrests-made-s...-old-pakistani-girl-114530782.html
41 Post contains links Dreadnought : You have not seen the end-game yet - don't be so glad. Remember the story of the retarded 14-year old christian girl who was accused of blasphemy, an
42 aloges : You have not seen the end-game yet - don't be so pessimistic.
43 Post contains links Revelation : It's a step in the right direction, as well as: but my real concern is around: Ref: http://news.yahoo.com/clerics-declar...shooting-un-islamic-095332
44 victrola : Where is the outrage? Where are the protesting mobs in the street? If some infidel so much as sneezes on a koran there would massive demonstrations an
45 Revelation : I too wish there was more vocal support for this young girl. I would like to see the Pakistani Taliban receive as much outrage and disgust as did the
46 pvjin : Hey, that's just how humans are. There are a lot of good individuals but then when you put them together and create a society all the bad things and
47 Quokkas : As indicated above, there have been protests and gatherings in support of the girl so cowardly shot. On Friday schools opened with prayers for Malala
48 Post contains links Revelation : This morning's news says: Ref: http://news.yahoo.com/uae-send-air-a...e-girl-shot-taliban-065901976.html
49 stealthz : I disagree, the people that fought off the Islamists in Libya, their numbers may have encompassed Muslims(no doubt) but there may have been more secu
50 Post contains links Quokkas : The UAE has sent on air ambulance to Pakistan to evacuate Malala to a hospital in Dubai, once her doctors decide whether she needs to be taken abroad
51 Post contains links AR385 : She´s been taken (or being taken, the newspiece is not clear) to the UK THROUGH the UAE for long term physical and phychological treatment. She was r
52 Post contains links Quokkas : ABC News in Australia is reporting that she is on her way. Perhaps the injuries are more severe than was originally believed and the UK is deemed mor
53 AR385 : Thank you for posting the English info. Makes sense of course. She will probably be staying for a long, long time in the UK. I´m sure her family is
54 Revelation : At this point, I'm more concerned that she regain the ability to have such detailed thoughts, not that she'll have negative thoughts if she does rega
55 Post contains links Revelation : A small update: http://news.yahoo.com/pakistan-sends...hot-taliban-uk-care-043737088.html I am hoping she can make a full recovery.
56 ltbewr : The reaction by many in Pakistan in support of this young woman, the support of moderates like the UAE and of others around the world, says to me that
57 MD11Engineer : 2-3 years ago the Taliban occupied the Swat Valley near Islamabad, the region where this girl comes from, and introduced their version of Sharia law.
58 777way : The documentry done on Malala and the Swat (actually its Sawat) situation a few years back by a US or UK person showed when Swat was evacuated the fam
59 Post contains links Quokkas : The Government of Pakistan has offered a bounty of US$1 million for the Taliban spokesman who claimed responsibility for the attack. The announcement
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