Taliban shoots girl who was advocating for education
Digital Journal — There’s “accepting another culture”, then there’s “tolerating atrocities”. They’re not the same thing. Malala Yousafzai spoke out about wanting to get her education, and this was the response. Pakistan is appalled, and so is the world.
Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck while she sat with classmates on a school bus as it prepared to drive students home after morning classes in Mingora, a city in the Swat Valley where major operations were conducted in 2009 to crush a Taliban insurgency. She was taken to hospital before being whisked by military helicopter to an intensive care ward in the city of Peshawar.
Police said a bearded man approached the bus and asked which of the girls was Malala. When one of the other girls pointed at her she denied who she was. The gunman then shot both girls, although police say a total of three people were wounded.
It’s a pitiful example of how easily a few armed, self-righteous cowards can tyrannize a population. This is the usual deal everywhere the fanatics get their hands on weapons. Child murder isn’t uncommon among the Taliban. It’s a great example of the terror element in terrorism. It’s more than likely that the Taliban threaten Afghan citizens with family murder and force them to carry out attacks like the notorious Green on Blue episodes.