There are always two sides to any story and it appears that the western world and the media in particular have decided to tell a very one-sided story in the case of Malala Yousafzai. It has been stressed and emphasised that Malala Yousafzai was campaigning for ‘girls education’ and it has been suggested that she was targeted and shot in the head because of this specific reason. As such, she has been idolized and pushed as a heroine of sorts and used as a massive propaganda tool against the Taliban and Islam in general.
However, where did this huge presumption come from? What was the true reason for her shooting? Did Malala do anything else? Does Malala have any other darker role in the American led war against Islam in Afghanistan and elsewhere? Who said the Taliban are even against education for girls? Where is the proof that the Taliban targeted Malala because of her so-called call for ‘girls education’?
Malala Yousafzai’s Activism
What is apparent from Malala’s activism in Pakistan is that despite legally being an adult, she has not been promoting any independent thinking or new ideals – rather she has been ruthlessly recruited by Western forces to promote American interests in the region, to promote the western ideology in opposition to Islam, to promote US led military occupation of Afghanistan and call for fighting and killing of Muslims in the region from Taliban and other resistance fighters.
She has also been used to publicly declare unthinkable things to belittle and insult Islam and its symbols that American and Pakistani politicians dare not say directly for fear of their own lives.
In particular, it is known that she praised Barack Obama and his military campaigns publicly and insulted the Hijaab, a fundamental Islamic ruling of Islamic dress for women. These crimes are very serious, especially in times of war and conflict between Islam and its enemies.
Taliban’s Account of the Malala Shooting
It has been insisted by western media that Malala was shot for calling for girl’s education in order to further distort the image of the Taliban and the long held false claim that the Taliban opposes education for girls. This lie has been propagated throughout the world and all of the clear statements contradicting this by the Taliban seem to be deliberately ignored and swept under the carpet.
This attack also seems to have sidelined the thousands of women, young girls and children who have been bombed, killed, kidnapped and even raped and tortured by American soldiers and their allies around the world. Including another girl, Abeer Qassim Hamza, only 14 year old, who was gang raped, burnt alive and murdered by U.S. troops on March 12, 2006 in the Mahmudiyah killings, in which her entire family was also murdered including her six year old sister and mother and father. Unlike Malala Yousafzai, none of these victims were accused of any crimes nor did they survive.
Similarly the countless girls, many much younger than 15 year old Malala, who were stripped of clothes, tortured and sexually abused on camera by laughing US troops in Abu Ghuraib Prison. Taliban representative Ustad Ahmad Farooq also compared the attack against Malala to Western military operations, saying in a letter:
Nobody spoke up for thousands of such Malalas who became victims of military operations, and nobody protested for them on the roads,’ reported by Fox News.
‘But these circles made so much noise when we targeted this girl who made fun of jihad, the veil and other Islamic values on behest of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
‘This attack created shock waves in the ruling circles around the world. They issued a number of statements condemning the attack on Malala. I may ask why? Why is Malala’s blood more important than those killed by the army?’
It has also been reported that the Taliban had evidence of espionage by Malala and so targeted her as a tactical military operation,
“For this espionage, infidels gave her awards and rewards. And Islam orders killing of those who are spying for enemies,” the Taliban said in a statement.
“She used to propagate against mujahideen (holy warriors) to defame (the) Taliban. The Quran says that people propagating against Islam and Islamic forces would be killed.
“We targeted her because she would speak against the Taliban while sitting with shameless strangers and idealised the biggest enemy of Islam, Barack Obama.”
They also said,
“We did not attack her for raising voice for education. We targeted her for opposing mujahideen and their war,” said the Taliban.
American policy of targeting women
America has had a long history of targeting and killing women and children in their wars and occupation including in Iraq and Afghanistan and they have also had a history of targeted kidnapping of Muslim women young and old for holding views and opinions that undermine American ideology and interests including Aafia Siddiqui who was kidnapped with her children, some of whom were killed by US troops. Aafia Siddiqui was a highly educated Muslim woman who was kidnapped, tortured, abused, shot in custody, lost internal organs and imprisoned for life by American forces for no reason except her opposition to western occupation in Muslim lands and her Islamic views.
Another example on American soil, Tashnuba Hayder, a 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her home by the FBI, strip searched, interrogated for two weeks without her parents knowledge and deported to Bangladesh, accusing her of being a terrorist with no evidence except, ironically, a school essay that asserted that Muslims seem to be persecuted by US homeland security.
So the question is, had Malala Yousafzai been calling for Islamic education for boys and girls free from western influence and promoting Muslim resistance against US occupation and refuting or undermining ideas and symbols of democracy and secular western values, would she have ended up like Tashnuba or Aafia at the hands of the American aggressors? Or would she still be taken as a heroine and idol by the western media?
What is next?
The next step in the search for justice and to reach the truth in an impartial and fair manner is to put Malala Yousafzai on trial in a Shari’ah court for the crimes she has been accused of, free from interference by western powers. The reality and verdict for Malala Yousafzai will be presented in the upcoming conference in Islamabad.
UPDATE 21st November 2012, There has been a lot of misinformation about our campaign against the apostate regime in Pakistan claiming that we are calling for a death sentence on Malala Yousafzai and that we have called Malala an apostate. This is not true, rather we only wish to investigate the incident objectively and without prejudgement as has been done so far by western media. The reasons and causes leading up to this incident should be considered honestly and frankly.
Declaring apostasy in Islam requires proper verification including to take into account the age, sanity, ignorance and duress of a person and exact details of the alleged act. Furthermore, an apostate is given the chance to explain, to retract and repent from their act. Malala Yousafzai is a young girl who has been accused of serious crimes that must be investigated and there is an opportunity for her to correct herself and others like her while leaving the matter and using them to promote Western interests and US led wars and occupations in Muslims lands is crime that must be condemned. The real criminal that must be addressed is the Pakistani Regime that has used Malala to promote the American occupation and attacks on Muslim lands in Afghanistan and Pakistan and who has actively been indoctrinating the children of Pakistan to grow up with a distorted world view resulting in incidents like what happened to Malala Yousafzai.