Don’t let Malala down, stand up and be counted

Published 2013-07-15 14:46:58


How many times, O the people of Pakistan have you seen representatives from around the world giving a standing ovation to a Pakistani? The UN Secretary General wiping off his tears while listening to a Pakistani? Young men and women from many nations vying with each other to get closer to a Pakistani?Perhaps never.

So be happy that you have a daughter like Malala. Be proud of this little girl who brought you so much positive attention at a time when the whole world looks at you with fear and suspicion.

Bow down in gratitude and wipe not your tears for they will wash away your sins. And you may have committed many. But your greatest sin is silence.

You are silent when your priests incite violence, when they urge you to kill those who disagree with them. Although you too disagree with them, you do not speak up. Worse still, when they ask you to empty your pockets for hired killers, you do so without thinking of the consequences.

You are silent when suicide bombers kill innocent people in your streets. When extremists bomb mosques and kill worshippers. When they raid schools and murder little children.

One of them put a bullet through Malala’s head because she, unlike you, refused to be silent when they tried to snatch her books.

She spoke up. She stood for her rights. And she defied them by going to school, ignoring their threats.

And now that the entire world is answering her call, praising her defiance, embracing her as a beacon of hope against the forces of darkness, many among you are jealous of her.

Some curse her. Others call her an American agent and some say she is an enemy of Islam.

Yes, most of you do not endorse such views. You do recognise what she has done for you by defying the forces of evil. Yet, you are silent; not because you are afraid.

You cannot be afraid because you are the overwhelming majority. If you just come out in the streets to show that you reject these forces of darkness, they will run away.

You are so many that if you just allow yourself to be counted, you can do anything and everything you want.

But you do not bother. You are too busy with your daily chores. You have been imprisoned. Enslaved. You cannot break out of your prison. You cannot break your chains.

So you prefer to be silent.

You are silent but your enemies are not.

Soon after Malala spoke at the United Nations, they invaded her Facebook, posting crude remarks on her page, calling her an “American agent.”

Can a million people visit her page tomorrow and show the whole world that there are people in Pakistan who love this girl? Can you let these evil-doers know how wrong they are? Can you stand up for the bravest girl you have had in generations?

And there are others among you who say that many others also have spoken against militants, even sacrificed their lives fighting the terrorists, why are they forgotten?

Well, if you really care for those who sacrificed their lives in the fight against militancy, then join Malala. Do not oppose her. It will hurt your cause. Do not be jealous. Jealousy is negative; it sometimes causes more damaging than the enemy’s gun.

And here is a little story to cheer you up:

A peasant was chopping timber in the woods. Another peasant was watching him; comfortably seated on a fallen tree trunk. The man cutting the timber was using a heavy axe, lifting it above his head and hitting the wood with effort.

Every time, the chopper hit the wood, the second peasant cried out: “Wow, well done.”

When the woodcutter finished his work, the peasant went to him and demanded his fee.

“For what?” asked the wood chopper.

“For cheering you up,” said the peasant.

The woodcutter did not agree that the peasant needs to be paid for cheerleading.

The dispute led them to Mullah Nasruddin.

Nasruddin listened to both sides and then took out a purse.

He took some coins out of the purse and dropped them one at a time on his desk. The coins tinkled and clinked onto the wood desk.

“Did you hear the sound of the coins jingling?” he asked the cheerleader.

“Yes, I did,” he replied.

“Then you have received your rightful payment. You supplied the sound and you got paid in sound.”

So be the chopper, not just a cheerleader.




Malala visits UAE and Saudia

Malala Yousufzai was received by UAE’s top leadership on Tuesday at the Al-Bahr Palace

Malala Yousufzai was received by UAE’s top leadership on Tuesday at the Al-Bahr Palace

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General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the young Pakistani girl who was attacked last year in her village of Mingora by the Taliban, for her efforts towards girls’ education.

On her way to perform Umrah rituals, Malala stopped over in Abu Dhabi to thank the UAE and Sheikh Mohammed for their assistance and support during her ordeal, noting that Sheikh Mohamed’s role highlights the humanitarian aspects of Islamic teachings.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi was briefed about Malala’s health and treatment she has been recieving in the United Kingdom.

Sheikh Mohammed appreciated the determination exhibited by Malala to overcome difficulties so that she may continue her noble mission, adding that it was a duty of all people to standby Malala, while she is spreading the principles of love and peace.

Malala was shot in the head on Oct.9, 2012, while returning home from the school in Wadi Swat, Pakistan, because of her defence of women’s right for education. She was rushed to the UK for treatment upon the efforts exerted by the UAE. She has recovered and is now returned to school.



Malala Yousafzai makes Time’s ‘most influential’ list

Malala Yousafzai.—File Photo

NEW YORK: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl and advocate for girls’ education who survived a would-be assassin’s bullet, is among the 100 most influential people in the world, Time magazine said on Thursday.

Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, is one of seven honorees to also appear on one of the various covers that the magazine has devoted to the list.

The 15-year old, who also has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, had surgery in February to repair the hole left in her skull by a gunman’s bullet, and now lives in exile in Britain.

The annual list picks luminaries from art, business and politics whose achievement make them among the world’s most vital and vibrant figures.

Making Time’s list this year were Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day Lewis and Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

President Barack Obama appears on the list for an eighth time, and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, made it, too.

Other politicians tapped by Time include US Senator Rand Paul, China’s Xi Jinping, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un.

SpaceX founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk is mentioned, as is the newly installed Pope Francis.

Pop music is represented by Justin Timberlake and Jay Z and his wife Beyonce, among others.

In the world of sports, Italian football player Mario Balotelli was included, as was US basketball star LeBron James and Alpine skiing star Lindsey Vonn, although her beau, top world golfer Tiger Wood, alas, does not.

Short bios of each of the honoree appear in the magazine, penned in many instances by equally prestigious figures in their fields.

Girl Education – Malala

Teen shot by Taliban to address UN on birthday

Published: April 20, 2013 – 3:00AM


LONDON: Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education, will make her first public speech on her 16th birthday in New York, the office of Britain’s former prime minister Gordon Brown says.

Mr Brown, in his capacity as the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, said she would speak at the United Nations on July 12.

Malala was shot at point-blank range by a Taliban gunman as her school bus travelled through Pakistan’s Swat Valley on October 9 last year.

She was flown to Britain for surgery on her head injuries and, once she had recovered sufficiently, returned to school in Birmingham, central England, last month.

”Malala is a true inspiration and a shining beacon for girls’ education around the world,” Mr Brown said.

”I am full of admiration for her courage and determination in the journey she is on, and am sure that she can become a real leader in the campaign for a school place for every girl – and every boy.”

Malala has become a global symbol of the campaign for girls’ right to an education and has been nominated for this year’s Nobel peace prize. This week she was named by Time magazine on its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

About 4000 young people are expected to attend her debut speech.

Her self-penned story is due out later this year in a deal reportedly worth about $US3 million ($2.9 million).

Malala research

Sadly Mullah or Wahhabi Mullah has created TALIBAN and OSAMA types and Mullah knows UNEDUCATED will “always support” Taliban and their TERROR in name of “their religion”. Like Lal Mosque FRAUD Islamist terrorist brothers. Take Zia ul Haq – He started reduction in WAPDA investment and CLEVER Army Generals KNOW uneducated Mullah supporters DO NOT want ELECTRICITY or new ROADS. Just make Pakistan like Afghanistan and MULLAH will be happy.

To tell Pakistanis Osama and Taliban are bad is not difficult only problem is NEWSPAPERS and RADIO and TV FEAR bombs from Taliban more than bullets from Army or USA. So SEE yourself in Pakistan everyone SUPPORTS Taliban !!!

So what happens next ? EXPLODING population does not hear about people like me BUT PLENTY of “Islam” of WAHHABI no GIRL education. Here is my answer to Malala is FRAUD theory :: Pashtoon Taliban ONLY do NOT allow Girl education. Malala is PASHTOON and wanted and was getting OPENLY WORLDLY education !! Plus SHE was PROTESTING by MAKING BBC video of her EDUCATION PLIGHT created by SWAT MULLAH. Pakistani Mullah ? Oh he is SO FRIGHTENED of bullet or bomb himself that Pak Mullah says Taliban are ANGRY so they BOMB Muslim Pakistanis !!!

Here is 10 minute research saying Malala is GOOD or BAD GIRL !!! Lets wrap Malala into USA hate.

“….Malala was born on July 12, 1997 in Mingora in the Swat valley. She has two younger brothers. Her father, who ran a number of schools in the region, is an education activist.

Malala grew up as the Taliban, which had gained a stranglehold in the Swat region, terrorised the people issuing regressive dictats, among them that women must not be given an education. Zaiuddin defiantly continued to teach girls at his schools and young Malala learnt at her father’s knee. She shot to fame in 2009 when she wrote an anonymous blog for the BBC detailing a life of fear and oppression, often bewildered at schools being shut and even destroyed, sometime fearful and always strongly critical of the Taliban. Her identity began to get known even as she blogged and the New York Times later featured her in documentaries as did other publications…”

At just 15, Malala Yousafzai could earn a Nobel Prize

Thousands gather across the world to mark ‘Malala Day’ in tribute to brave schoolgirl shot by Taliban gunman

On Tuesday night, I spoke to Professor Samina Yasmeen from the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies to find out more about the situation in Pakistan. She explained the context of Malala’s pro-education campaign, and discussed the impact of her shooting.

The best friend of Taliban shooting victim Malala Yousafzai has said she is praying for her school friend and is calling for more education for girls in Pakistan.

Kainat Riaz, 16, who was shot in the arm when the gunmen attacked her and Malala as they were returning home from school last month, told ITV: ‘I miss Malala. I am praying for Malala.’

Islamist leader lends voice to Malala conspiracy theories

Schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai could be victim of government plot, Labour peer claimed

Malala Yousafzai’s recovery ‘miraculous’  KAFIR QATARI aljazeera lies while BOMBING TALIBAN are honest.

“…In early 2009, at the age of 11/12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls.[11] The following summer, a New York Times documentary[4] was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat.[12] Yousafzai began to rise in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television[13] and taking a position as chairperson of the District Child Assembly Swat.[14] She has since been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu[15] and has won Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize[5]. A number of prominent individuals, including the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, are supporting a petition to nominate Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize.[16]………….

Attack on Malala raises serious questions

Attack on Malala raises serious questions

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan
Posted Friday, 19 October 2012

Two female students injured in the attack on Malala Yousufzai in Pakistan have told the media that the gunman first asked who Malala was before shooting her. This means the shooters did not know Malala but were tasked with her shooting by others.

According to the American Free Press (AFP), just after the shooting, a spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Ehsanullah Ehasan, called an AFP reporter and claimed responsibility. Through AFP the news spread in the Pakistani media and around the world.

According to AFP, Ehsanullah told the reporter that they wanted to kill Malala because she was speaking against the Taliban and calling President Obama her idol.

A representative of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Sirajuddin Ahmed, has declared that they will attack Malala again if she survives. Within hours, a U.S. spokesperson appeared in the media, condemned the attack on Malala, and reaffirmed that the U.S. mission against Taliban will continue in the region. Bear in mind that the U.S. has been forcing Pakistan to do more against the Taliban in Waziristan for some time now.

Of concern to the Pakistan parliament has been U.S drone attacks. In response the Pakistani national parliament had passed joint resolution against drone attacks. The ruling and opposition parties and Pakistani’s are opposed to the drone attacks and have demanded the US to stop the illegal drone attacks inside Pakistan.  Yet the U.S. is continuing drone attacks in Pakistani territory.

In recent developments, the international community is increasingly condemning the drone attacks. Many international survey and media polls being conducted show that the U.S. drone attacks are being facing growing opposition from the international community and international human rights organisations. The latter are planning to proceed against the U.S in international courts to have drone attacks deemed illegal.

After nation-wide condemnation the attack on Malala in Pakistan, in her latest statement, Victoria Nuland the U.S. State Department spokesperson, said that the popular opinion against Taliban in cities and towns of Pakistan would help the U.S. continue in their actions against the Taliban. This also means that the drone attacks in Waziristan will continue. After the attack on Malala, and with the Taliban taking responsibility for the attack, the U.S. can justify continued drone attacks in Pakistan territory. The U.S. has become the beneficiary of the attack on Malala.

Malala’s diary, Life under the Taliban, which she wrote for BBC in 2009, inspired people internationally and created a thought provoking movement against Taliban and their activities in the north of Pakistan. That is why, she was added to a Taliban hit list.

But fearlessly Malala continued her campaign for the education of girls. Malala’s mission was inspiring for Pakistani youth in every city and town. Malala’s brave parents decided not to leave their hometown despite the fact that they were a target for the Taliban.

People in Pakistan knew that Malala Yousufzai could become a target of the Taliban, except perhaps the Pakistani government. It doesn’t make sense that one side, the present government of Pakistan awarded the National Peace Prize to Malala for her courageous fight against the most dangerous elements of Taliban and on the other hand the Pakistani law enforcement agencies did not provide any security for Malala.

Was it the responsibility of 14 year-old Malala to acknowledge and ask the government to provide her security or was it the duty of the responsible agencies and their high-profile officers sitting in air-conditioned offices and travelling in bulletproof vehicle to provide her security?

The Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, the Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Pakistani, the Interior Minister, Mr. Rehman Malik, all are now condemning the shooting of Malala and asserting the will arrest the culprits. But why did it come to this?

Why didn’t Mr. Malik and his ministry realise that the Taliban, who already declared Malala on their hit list, could attack her at anytime? What is the point of making claims now except to divert the attention of the people and gain some support for the failing government?

It’s not only Malala Yousufzai, many girls like Malala are being kidnapped, raped, and killed by criminals. Look what is happening in Karachi every single day, on average one dozen people are either killed or injured. The news of these killings is become a part of routine bulletins in the Pakistani press.

In the last four years or so Pakistan law enforcement and security agencies have failed to capture and punish a single terrorist. On the other hand the speeches, claims, condemnations, and promises of political leaders are empty and misleading Pakistani’s.

The fact of the matter is that regardless of who these killers are, one reality remains: in a country of 180 million people innocent citizens are unsafe.

From local to federal government, and from the President to local parliamentarians who are now showing sympathies and compassion with Malala and asking for national solidarity and unity with Malala, it is little more than an opportunity to be in the media headlines. Where were these government officials when innocent Malala was travelling with others girls without any protection in the most dangerous streets of Swat Valley?

In any civilised society, officials might resign if knowing there existed a risk of harm and they were unable to protect the target. In Pakistan, from the President, Prime Ministers, to the Ministers, it is a shame that only know are they active in helping Malala and ready to provide medical treatment and protection, including media attended presentations of bouquets to Malala’s parents. Yet not one has accepted the responsibility for having failed to provide Malala safety and no politician has resigned.

It is the responsibility of government to provide security to every citizen of the country, especially, to those who are already in the limelight and putting their lives at risk. Malala is now fighting for her life with 180 million Pakistani’s praying for her. Malala doesn’t need kind words from immoral and incompetent political leaders. Rather all Pakistani’s need safety and security.

The attack on Malala has not only saddened the entire Pakistani nation and shocked the international community. There is no dispute amongst opinion-makers that the attack on Malala was the most inhuman act of terrorism; except by those who claimed responsibility.

In the last couple of years, Osama Bin Laden’s end game was plotted in Pakistan. Raymond Davis was freed through a strange overnight court settlement. Terrorists in the heart of Karachi attacked the naval base, Mehran. Politicians however failed to act, claiming the need to establish democracy. But democracy can only survive if the country survives.

The history of Pakistan shows that Pakistani’s are ignorant of what has been happening within the country. That is why time and again we see the same faces making false promises to change the country and the people put votes in their baskets. Pakistan cannot survive if as a nation is continues to be ignorant and let the looters and shooters take the lives of innocent people and ruin the country.

It is now the time for the people of Pakistan to open their eyes, analyse and think who Taliban are. Most importantly who are constantly supplying attacker with dangerous weapons? How come they are spreading from Peshawar to Karachi, kidnapping people, and asking for ransom anywhere at any time? How come the law enforcement agencies have failed to eliminate the criminals operating freely, kidnapping and murdering people in the largest commercial city of Karachi with no one having been arrested and punished?

Malala is only one young girl who has received national and international coverage, but what happens to the millions of boys and girls in Pakistan who are at the mercy terrorists who can launch any attack, anywhere, at any time, in city or town of Pakistan? Law enforcement agencies have failed and cannot stop them.

Now it is the duty of all Pakistanis’ to stand-up and ask those who they vote for, who they politically associate with, and who they believe their leaders are, how long Pakistan can afford this destruction.

What else are the people of Pakistan waiting to see? Will they stand up for change?


As for as Malala’s condition at present, Malala has been admitted to the military hospital in Birmingham, UK, for treatment and and hopefully recovery.
May God bless and cure her completely from her fatal injuries and grant her a safe life, and may he also make the Pakistani rulers able to provide the same kind of treatment to hundreds of other children who are struggling to survive from fatal injuries from US drone attacks and the Taliban’s terrorist attacks in  Pakistan.
Now, my question is, after her recovery, will Malala return to Pakistan or launch her political career by staying in England like other Pakistani politicians.


Syed Atiq ul Hassan, is senior journalist, writer, media analyst and foreign correspondent for foreign media agencies in Australia. His email is


Every way EDUCATION is defeated in a MAD SOCIETY. Gun Culture Destroy.

کراچی میں تعلیم کا جنازہ
میڈیا نے اسے معمولی واقعہ کے طور پر کیوں لیا ؟
کیا میڈیا کا مفاد صرف سوات کے طالبان سے وابستہ ہے ؟
کراچی کی ٹارگٹ کلنگ کی میڈیا میں کوئی اہمیت نہیں
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