Malala, survivor of Taliban, resented in Pakistan hometown

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Its more jealousy and envy, these Malala haters are either ignorant religious fanatics on facebook that everyone likes to ignore or just imbeciles.

Oct 11, 2013 7:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
cowan12 wrote:

“Malala is spoiling Pakistan’s name around the world,”
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Ummm … I don’t think so. I am afraid that ship set sail years ago.

Oct 11, 2013 9:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gffacif wrote:

why malala was so important to? is there no other girls in Pakistan or else where to give attention? I am not fanatic but an observer. i feel fishy too?

Oct 11, 2013 10:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
seymourfrogs wrote:

Its sad. The Have-Nots always resent anyone who seems to have got ahead. In this case by a miracle of sorts.
But in the end, Malala’s ideas will begin to sprout.

Oct 11, 2013 11:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:

Coming from a country that still dances around with goat hooves, burns our flag and chants death to America… leave the kid alone! nuff said.

Oct 11, 2013 11:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EdofNJ wrote:

While I think she is not a spy or a stooge might some of the “push back” on her be valid to a degree?
She pushes for education, yet is not in class. I get she is getting an education in other ways but….
She may be like MANY 16 year old girls and love the attention. So it possible she is eating this up and being used as a symbol to push a cause and what she gets out of it is attention.
I also think that if she might not be as popular a symbol if she was less a TV friendly symbol. I am sure she is getting the awards and the $$$ and the book deals and the person in the article is not because she better “fits the suit” as they say.
It all boils down to a cult of personality that is slowly enveloping the world.

Oct 11, 2013 11:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
zhorkon wrote:

Perhaps someone should point out that, although the fanatics in Pakistan who hate this girl have indeed lowered their country’s esteem in the eyes of the world, Pakistan’s shame is little different from what should be the shame of the USA: Here we have a “leader” and a mass of his party-robots who continue to fanatically support him dispite his evident contempt for the public and their wishes. He bars us from our Public Property, he blocks war veterans from their memorials, he throws elderly people out of their homes, etc. etc. … and still the party hacks hail him like a god … while too many of the voters yawn and go back to sleep. Truly, we get what we deserve.

Oct 11, 2013 11:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Huhulea wrote:

Malala is important because she sheds light on the brutal rule of ignorance. You speak your views = you get shot in the head, even if you’re a teenage girl. She may not be important as an individual, but she symbolizes the consequences of ignorance, fear and control. Women’s education poses a threat to the established order and influence of the Taliban, so they dealt with her in the only way they know how. Or does anyone agree that a girl speaking her views on education should be summarily executed?

Oct 11, 2013 11:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BBERDUDE wrote:

“”gffacif wrote:

why malala was so important to? is there no other girls in Pakistan or else where to give attention?”"

That is a very good point! So, tell us – have you shot any *other* teenage girls in the head recently?

I agree that the attention given to Malala is completely unwarranted given frequent, similar, equally brutal, psychotic mistreatment of women on a daily basis in Pakistan. We all understand that shooting teenage girls is one of those things that is going to happen one way or the other, and making a ‘big deal’ out of it is perhaps a little unfair. Maybe it was just that she got shot for something so apparently benign as ‘calling for more education’ = something we’d normally think doesn’t *quite* rise to ‘shoot in the face’-level provocation. But hey! I’m sure you can explain why this is perfectly understandable and nothing to get excited about.

Oct 11, 2013 12:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DOCKING wrote:

The smell from Pakistan is overwhelming, and shooting defenseless girls helps?

Oct 11, 2013 12:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

“Malala is spoiling Pakistan’s name around the world,”

Ha! OMG… That’s is precious.

Yeah, she’s a CIA agent. lol Wow, some real geniuses over there.

Oct 11, 2013 12:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Perhaps Malala and her family should consider leaving Pakistan. This kind of militant propaganda and manipulation shows that she will always be in danger in her country and, likely, other countries close to Pakistan. This story just goes to show how backwards these countries remain. Instead of being proud of Malala’s show of courage and appreciate what she could bring to the future of Pakistan, she is a girl stuck in a culture that does not want to hear her and sees her as an enemy. Stay safe, Malala.

Oct 11, 2013 12:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

I know Americans think of themselves as beyond this type of ancient and misguided belief. I on the other hand believe it is our future, with only slight moderation for the nuances of our particular fanaticism. I contend that all civilizations end because of narrowness of thought, cause by the institutional expectation of conformity. We have ideologues and religious fanatics too, and at some point these crazy and irrational cults/sects/political parties will have an absolute strangle hold on the dissemination of information and the ability to punish those that do not conform. Although, as we can see, our fanatics are really corporations and wealthy people (with the religious leaders as stooges of manipulation), and the process has already started. I can’t wait for the warlord period of our nation.

Oct 11, 2013 1:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

I know Americans think of themselves as beyond this type of ancient and misguided belief. I on the other hand believe it is our future, with only slight moderation for the nuances of our particular fanaticism. I contend that all civilizations end because of narrowness of thought, cause by the institutional expectation of conformity. We have ideologues and religious fanatics too, and at some point these crazy and irrational cults/sects/political parties will have an absolute strangle hold on the dissemination of information and the ability to punish those that do not conform. Although, as we can see, our fanatics are really corporations and wealthy people (with the religious leaders as stooges of manipulation), and the process has already started. I can’t wait for the warlord period of our nation.

Oct 11, 2013 1:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Earthtourist wrote:

It is high time for all those “conservative” natives to try to crawl out from under the stone-age rubble. Whether they’ll be able or allowed to is of course another question.

Oct 11, 2013 1:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
GeoffWard wrote:

This woman is by no means your average Swat Valley Pakistani female.
She is highly educated (bearing in mind her constricted schooling), having been home-schooled by her poet/educator father.

She is erudite, and MUCH more so than most 16 year olds in Pakistan or in her adopted Birmingham, UK.
She has a serious future in Pakistani politics, though her chances of surviving un-assassinated are slim.

Oct 11, 2013 4:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CillianLord wrote:

Only in Pakistan would a girl who was shot in the head and dared to critique being shot in the head, be called “a drama queen.” Pathology, fear and Stockholm Syndrome. Disgusting.

Oct 12, 2013 12:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Malala is a brave legitimate victim and outspoken critic of the Islamic extremists, the problem is the Pakistan government and elites who are using her to cover their own secret marriage to Islamic extremists. Malala and her father and all Pashtons in Pakistan are denied the right to read and write in their own native Pashto Language. Pakistan was created by the British for the cold war purposes and the only way Pakistan could have been created was through marriage with Islamic extremists and on the shoulders of Islamic extremists. This latest Malala hype is just a propaganda effort by the Pakistan elite to wash out the image of Pakistan’s complicity with extremists and hosting Ben-Laden in their country for so long.

Oct 13, 2013 1:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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