Wednesday, 17 October 2012

EDL Vs Seriously Wounded Fourteen Year Old Girl

What you see above is bravery
I'm sure we've all heard the story by now, but for those who haven't a quick recap, Malala Yousafzai is a young female student living in Taliban (for those keeping track that's the Pakistani Taliban) infiltrated and at times outright controlled Swat valley. Given the well documented brutality of the Taliban you'd think she'd keep her head down and her face veiled. But she didn't, since she believes strongly in the right to education for girls she anonymously (reasonable precaution and still very dangerous) opposed the Taliban's attacks on schools in the area she became quite famous for her protests and even wrote a diary about it for the BBC Urdu section of the world service in 2009 when she was eleven.

The night was filled with the noise of artillery fire and I woke up three times. But since there was no school I got up later at 10 am. Afterwards, my friend came over and we discussed our homework.
School in Swat allegedly destroyed by the Taleban
The Taleban have repeatedly targeted schools in Swat

Today is 15 January, the last day before the Taleban's edict comes into effect, and my friend was discussing homework as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened.

Today, I also read the diary written for the BBC (in Urdu) and published in the newspaper. My mother liked my pen name 'Gul Makai' and said to my father 'why not change her name to Gul Makai?' I also like the name because my real name means 'grief stricken'.

My father said that some days ago someone brought the printout of this diary saying how wonderful it was. My father said that he smiled but could not even say that it was written by his daughter.

It can not be overstated how risky and brave it is for anyone regardless of age to criticise a movement as brutal as the Taliban when living in close proximity to them and their bombs. From their very start the Taliban deal harshly with their critics, when they first captured Kabul in 1996 they celebrated by turning the football stadium into an execution ground and brutally beat and then hung Dr Najibullah the last leader of the Soviet backed Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and his brother despite both of them remaining in a UN compound since the DRA was overthrown in1992. Najibullah posed no threat to the new Taliban regime as the small core of PDPA (his party) loyalists had been broken up for four years and the legacy of Soviet Hind gunships and Mines killed their popularity with the Afghan population.

This is what the Taliban do to critics and Apostates to their ideology
Sadly as we all know the Taliban eventually tracked Malala down and attempted to assassinate her shooting her in the head and leaving her for dead. Fortunately she has survived and the shear volume of disgust at the Taliban's actions abroad and within Pakistan got the Pakistani government to step in and send her to the UK for treatment paying for every expense.

Now too me and I hope to you that last bit of news should be a good thing, that despite the terrible crime human empathy was enough to get two governments to coordinate efforts to save a brave young girls life, but I know of at least one other group whom share the Taliban's frustrations and outrage that this girl still lives, they have three letters

Yes thats right the group that loftily claims to protect Britain's streets (even though streets seem to take a lot of damage when they march through) and constantly denies that they hate Muslims Asians and Pakistanis and just oppose Islam and Militant Islamism have decided that the best thing to do in this situation is insult this girl who single handedly did more to oppose Islamic fundamentalism then all of them put together. Accusations that this girl is a "parasite" for daring to recieve life saving treatment that another government is footing the bill for, at least one member went as far as to call her a "Piece of shit" and another claimed if she lived she'd just give birth to more terrorists.

Here's the source if you don't believe me, and here's a bit more evidence straight from the horses facebook walls.

 As disgusting as this open display of hate is I am actually glad they were stupid enough to post it, as it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the EDL is nothing more then a hangout of bitter thugs and shows that all their robotic protestations of "We oppose Jihad only" and "We aren't racist we just don't like the militants"to be hollow PR.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish this brave young girl a speedy recovery, if you wish to do the same you can do so here.

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