We are not Malala

Express Tribune: Saroop Ijaz: “I think about it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong …” said Malala Yousufzai about a possible attack from the Taliban. They have come to kill you and hopefully, have failed — however, my child, there are still people amongst us who cannot tell them, “what they are trying to do is wrong”. This one clear-eyed statement of Malala represents the gold standard and tells us all that we need to know about opposing these barbarians. One would have thought it was not humanely possible to defend or make excuses for an attempt of murder on a child; however, it always turns out to be a mistake to underestimate bigotry. Many of those who have condemned did not have the spine to directly name the TTP, who have themselves claimed responsibility and have expressed their criminal desire of repeating the act.

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Categories: Asia, Attitude, Behaviour

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