We Must Salute Malala But?

Shafi Anam for BeyondHeadlines

Before 9 October 2012 the world was unmindful of Malala Yousufzai, who was Malala? Where does she live? Which school she studied in? For how long had she been blowing the bugle of education in the most crucial and significant province of the world in Swat valley, not only we general people but even media persons were unfamiliar with such name.

malalaAfter fatal day 9 October 2012 onwards a sudden misfortune came in the life of 15 years old girl, on very day she was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on school bus as several mainstream media both print media or electronic media covered this barbaric news seeking limelight, this hair rising and heart breaking news rocked the world, saddened every single being world over, more interestingly this news narrowed the huge gap amongst Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews and others bringing the followers of every religion including atheists and nihilists under one umbrella in expressing condolences over poor Malala yousufzai, such occasion the world observe rarely.

A great poet Allama Iqbal says “Hazaron Saal Nargis Apni Benoori Pe Roti Hai Bari Mushkil Se Hota Hai Chaman Mein Didahwar Paida” For a thousand years the narcissus has been lamenting its blindness; with great difficulty the one with true vision is born in the garden.  Peace makers know not, but in vise versa we people who live in third world realize each and every blow visits upon western countries. This inhuman act like a Himalayan blow played by Taliban delivered to the hearts of UN. Whose secretary- general Banki-Moon very soon announced on 10 November that 12 July, the birth day of Malala Yousufzai will be observed as a Malala day. This significant step taken by UN is unforgettable and will be a whistleblower of education among female children across the world; history will record it with golden latter forever.

On other hand the courage of 15 years old Pakistani girl will play a gigantic role in sending the female children in huge numbers in schools and colleges, Malala’s enthusiasm will weaken the Taliban’s anti-education movement, it will dismantle the Talibani nests, it will give a fruitful message towards Radical Taliban that their children are too much hungry of worldly education as they need food, shelter, and safety from the clutches of NATO, Malala flamed the candle of education which was blown out by Taliban’s aggressive and arrogant wind across terror hit area as we consider.

At this stage plethora of questions strike our muddle-headed mind that Malala’s story is fabricated or authentic? Was she hot in the neck and head or just projected By CIA or other anti Islam intelligences to portray the image of Taliban in rotten way? Which has been proved by a Pakistani woman who was forced to launch suicide attack in a crowded place but fortunately the bomb could not blow up later she dug up the genuineness of Islamopobia in front of regional media. Or it is a conspiracy fetched by Mossad or so called peacemakers to divert the millions of thousands of mind from a Movie-innocence of Muslims- which caused outrage, unrest, hue and cry across the globe ultimately it left an American envoy to Libya dead, or it is just a man made story like world trade centre attack which was carried out by America’s own authorities to brand true Islamic world Afghan run under the rule of- Mulla Umar smoothly- as a hub of multi terror organization as Fahrenheit 9/11 a documentary film (2004) made by Michael Moore which looks in a critical way at the government of Gorge W Bush and his war on terrorism policing.

Are Taliban really against education?

Do Taliban not want to impart education to their children? Are they really threat to the rest of the world? Are they bloody tribe ever over the globe? Have they forgotten the true message of Islam that’s why they disrupt tranquil path, do they have no dream unto their children? To answer these questions, Just I shall quote an excerpt from a great journalist Christian lady captured by Taliban trying to get into Afghanistan with the purpose to snoop on Taliban latter converted to Islam says “they are the pious soul, they are the amazing people spotting black beard with light brown eyes on whom any western women may fall in love, what a surprising thing for me that they had shy in their eyes to the extent that they bowed down in front of me like a accused person, stood for offering Salah amid the air strike of Drone attacks, they remained hungry but fed me, what kind of people they are! Verily they are not from this world” after such open revelation can we blame Taliban of such Barbaric act? No never…


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