Taliban shoot activist teenage girl outside School in Pakistan

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  1. Virendra

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    Taliban shoot teenage Pakistani girl activist outside school | Fox News

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    MINGORA, Pakistan – A Taliban gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley on Tuesday and shot and wounded a 14-year-old activist known for championing the education of girls and publicizing atrocities committed by the Taliban, officials said.

    The attack in the city of Mingora targeted 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who is widely respected for her work to promote the schooling of girls -- something that the Taliban strongly opposes. She was nominated last year for the International Children's Peace Prize.

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, calling Malala's work "obscenity."

    "This was a new chapter of obscenity, and we have to finish this chapter," said Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan by telephone. "We have carried out this attack."

    The school bus was about to leave the school grounds in Mingora when a bearded man approached it and asked which one of the girls was Malala, said Rasool Shah, the police chief in the town. Another girl pointed to Malala, but the activist denied it was her and the gunmen then shot both of the girls, the police chief said.

    Malala was shot twice -- once in the head and once in the neck -- but her wounds were not life-threatening, said Tariq Mohammad, a doctor at the main hospital in Mingora. The second girl shot was in stable condition, the doctor said. Pakistani television showed pictures of Malala being taken by helicopter to a military hospital in the frontier city of Peshawar.

    In the past, the Taliban has threatened Malala and her family for her activism. When she was only 11 years old, she began writing a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC's Urdu service about life under Taliban occupation. After the Taliban were ejected from the Swat Valley in the summer of 2009, she began speaking out publicly about the militant group and the need for girls' education.

    While chairing a session of a children's assembly supported by UNICEF in the valley last year, the then-13-year-old championed a greater role for young people...

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    Wondrous activist indeed. This is so damn infuriating :mad2:
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    sad :(

    on YouTube Bbc documentary about swat along with her is available
     
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    If Malala survives, we will target her again: Taliban
    Hopefully the lady gets well and whoop some talibunny a$$ :namaste:
     
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    I believe this will either send her astray into anonymity or else she will come back very fiercly.
    Taliban may have made a big mistake here by taking the fear of death out from an activtist like her in such early age.
    She might become a Tigress now. Lets hope so.
    And now if something happens to her again, it will seriously backfire for Talibs. If not instantly, then in long run.

    Update : Story picked up by NYT and USA Today
    http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/pakistani-activist-14-shot-by-taliban/
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/ondea...pakistan-educating-girls-teen-malala/1622171/
     
  7. W.G.Ewald

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    Somebody should nominate her for the Nobel Peace Prize, instead of the political toadies who are nominated now
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    Shooting at a school going teenaged girl is unbelievable. How can they even justify it.
    On top of that, they dare to say they'll keep coming after her till she drops dead.
    My blood is boiling.
     
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    WTF..Only in Bakistan!,but I was wondering (Again!!) is it the "good talibaan" or the "Bad talibaan" who did this :-?
     
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    does Islam justify killing kids & girls.
    pathetic state of law & order in Pakistan.how come the Taliban yet manage to get moral support in Pakistan in spite of these cowardly anti-Islamic acts.
    the govt of Pakistan & civilians understand the outcome of supporting such organisations
     
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    All crimes and even if innocence of Muslims film by taliban ,i doubt whether there will be protest.It is sad that even so called secular guys in this forum are not condemning who will come as mass in bashing modi
     
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    Oh My God!
    Mighty warriors are afraid of a 14 year old.
    Why don't they pick some one their own size.
    American drones for instance.
     
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    Violence on individuals is an option only in life threatening situations.
    No religion, no ideology, no circumstance can justify what happened today.
     
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    I am feeling sad for her :(
     
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    Targeting a 14 year old girl is such a pathetic act that I'm actually at a loss for words. I do however think that this incident exemplifies the core emotion behind these Islamist movements.... insecurity and cowardice.

    Whenever these incidents occur the first thing that comes to mind are things like terrorism, jihad, radicalism, extremism etc. etc. basically all the exciting keywords of our day, it's in the news papers, internet blogs and forums, position papers from think tanks and any other place people can possibly cut and paste their opinions.

    But whats really at the core of this conundrum? I think it's important to try and think about what really fuels such acts of idiocy and put the matter into perspective. The bottom line here is that a really, really clever girl who has the intellectual capacity to articulate her thoughts on a blog in the middle of a war zone (no small feat) and subsequently attract fans from all over the world proved that she is superior to the people who want to see her dead. This isn't all about ideology, it is first and foremost about jealousy and a throbbing inferiority complex. This 14 year old girl could do what the Taliban couldn't, become famous and attract admirers from all over the world. She became the poster child for what other kids want to emulate. Furthermore not only are they embarrassed and jealous but they are also afraid of her, because her message is more appealing than theirs. If she inspires people to think for themselves and aspire for success then all the allure of of an idiotic radicalized movement which relies upon illiterate drones is gone.

    At the end of the day the taliban are well aware that this girl has the potential to become famous and successful while their own members have nothing to show for themselves but their circumcised d!cks. She will have better prospects in life than these $h!t eating apes who for the rest of their miserable lives will have to contend with running around barefoot in frigid mountains and suck on phallic icicles when they feel thirsty.

    Mind you this is a repeating feature. What really inspired the Mumbai attack? It wasn't some sappy Kashmir story, it was jealousy and inferiority, plain and simple. A sprawling metropolis like Mumbai has all the things that the poor saps in $hitholes like Muridke will never get.

    These people aren't pious, they are pu$$ies.
     
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    On one hand, I was moved to tears with her being hurt physically and at the same time encouraged with her firm conviction to stand up to these cowards in our society. Our prayers should be her and activist like her. My blessings are with her for fast recovery and much of success in her fight for what is right.
     
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    And pakis still like taliban.

    This girl is a minority in pakistan.
     
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    No massive protests for this girl, no one is burnt or shot dead ....no property or temple destroyed by shameless islamic people, why? Is it because Taliban = Perfect islam? No wonder islam is what it is today and people who follow it by word are the most vile!
     
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    This is sad fighting for the right for education of females resulted in her death,
    For Pakistanis to protect the taliban shows you the primitive mindset of Pakistani
    society.
     
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    From where did this primitive mindset creep in? Did they conduct such activities when they were at the zenith of Vedic civilization? What makes them vile? What makes all puritanical islamic people vile? What is common? What is that they follow? Whom they emulate in literal sense? etc.

    When you find the answers to all the above questions -- ask yourself - is this what we are preparing for our future generations by funding islamists, islamics and madrasas? No doubt, secularism in India is fast becoming a poison for the majority / non-muslim communities!
     
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    :nono: She's still alive. The bullet skipped her brain, slipped out of her head and thrust somewhere in the neck or upper shoulder I guess.
    Who survives a close shot at head?
    If Talibs still have a thinking mind, they would deduce that their Allah is with the girl.
    They should leave her alone :mad2:
     
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