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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:50 AM

Pakistan sends girl shot by Taliban to UK for care

Source: Boston Herald

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan airlifted a 14-year-old activist who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban to the United Kingdom for treatment Monday, a move that will give her access to the specialized medical care she needs to recover and also protect her from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants.

The attack on Malala Yousufzai as she was returning home from school in Pakistan’s northwest a week ago has horrified people both across the country and abroad. It has also sparked hope the government would respond by intensifying its fight against the Taliban and their allies.

Over 100 Taliban militants attacked a police station near the main northwest city of Peshawar late Sunday night, sparking a gunbattle that lasted several hours, police said. Six policemen were killed during the clash, including two who were beheaded.

Malala was targeted by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education and criticizing the militant group. Two of Malala’s classmates were also wounded in the attack and are receiving treatment in Pakistan.


Read more: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/asia_pacific/view.bg?articleid=1061167800&srvc=rss



So glad she is safe in the UK now. I hope she recovers and gets to stay and go to school there.

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Reply Pakistan sends girl shot by Taliban to UK for care (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Oct 2012 OP
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #1
leftynyc Oct 2012 #2
DoBotherMe Oct 2012 #7
leftynyc Oct 2012 #8
DoBotherMe Oct 2012 #9
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2012 #12
cbrer Oct 2012 #3
siligut Oct 2012 #4
cbrer Oct 2012 #5
siligut Oct 2012 #6
bardahl Oct 2012 #10
OKNancy Oct 2012 #11

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:52 AM

1. I hope this is the tipping point for the taliban.

There will likely be a tipping point for the American taliban, the religious extremists who terrorize us here.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:11 AM

2. You minimize what happened to

this young woman by comparing our religious freaks to theirs. Unless I missed the story about 100 of ours attacking her and others for merely wanting an education.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:27 PM

7. Have you heard of the church bombings?

Thousands were killed in the US by so-called christians for merely wanting an equal education. Dana ; )


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Response to DoBotherMe (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:31 PM

8. Going back 50 years

to make a point? Alrighty then.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:35 PM

9. The feelings haven't changed

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there is always a threat of violence and death from our christianist fanatics. That's correct, going back 50 years to illustrate that decent people have to fight and die to end suppression. Dana ; )

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Response to DoBotherMe (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 04:56 PM

12. +1....

it never went away, people just learned to hide it. It has been bubbling back to the surface since 2008.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:49 AM

3. My Pakistani driver in Dubai

 

Got PISSED OFF when the subject turned to Malala Yousufzai. He insisted she would not die, and would serve as a uniting symbol for revolution in his country to throw out the Taliban and get back the government he feels has sold out to American and its drone attacks.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:28 AM

4. He connects the Taliban with America?

Are the men in power using the Taliban? I am serious, I don't know.

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Response to siligut (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:36 AM

5. Not directly it appears

 

But as a controlling force in his country. Dislikes both. We get along well, and I wish I could get him to put his own thoughts down, rather than speaking (typing?) in his place.

To directly answer your question, I don't know. It wouldn't be the first time a group of violent radicals was used by an outside force. But I don't have any evidence of that, and I don't think Hamuun (sp?) was referring to that either.

I'm a little afraid to get him going while he's driving. Traffic here is clown car on steroids... As an aside, the cultural differences are fascinating, and a "hyperview" of the haves and have nots. But I'm not hijacking this thread.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:15 AM

6. I have the same hope as Hamuun, I want this girl to survive and her cause to thrive

I wanted to repost this article in this thread:
Dear Girls -- Here's Why Nasty Old Religious Men Are Terrified of You

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Girls, these things happen because there are men with power who fear you and want to control you. I know that I have equated relatively benign baseball games with deadly, honor killings but, whereas one is a type of daily, seemingly harmless micro-aggression and the other is a lethal macro-aggression they share the same roots. The basis of both, and escalating actions in between, is the same: To teach you, and all girls subject to these men and their authority, a lesson: "Know your place." I also know that there are places where girls are marginalized and hurt that are not religious. But all over the world these hypocritical, pious men, in their shamefully obvious wrongness, represent the sharp-edged tip of an iceberg, the visible surface of a deep and vast harm. They employ the full range of their earthly and divine influence to make sure, as early as possible, that you and the boys around you understand what they want your relative roles to be. Where there are patriarchal religions girls, in dramatically varying and extreme degrees, disproportionately suffer. Understand these men for what they are: bullies. Do not internalize what they would have you believe.

Your very existence makes them anxious. And their anxiety is particularly high because you have something no generation of girls has had before -- globally connected communities of men and women who support your equality and freedom.

http://www.alternet.org/story/155577/dear_girls_--_here%27s_why_nasty_old_religious_men_are_terrified_of_you?page=entire


I appreciate your first-hand view and just wonder if what is happening there really does give us a preview of what could happen here. But I agree, no hijack.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:12 PM

10. Prayering

 

I am praying five times a day that Almighty Allah and/or Almighty God and/or Almighty Yaweh might find the time and/or the mercy in His/Their hearts to wriggle a finger and/or a nose to bless, with complete miraculous success, the finest secular surgeons and medical doctors on the planet in their valiant efforts to salvage the life of the courageous young target of the devoutly fanatic Talibanista assassins....
Hmmm, call me crazy but this does kinda reminds me a wee bit of some of our very own devoutly fanatic Christian assassins religiously hunting, stalking, and exterminating, any and all wicked abortion doctors to near extinction.
Ooops, time to resume my prayering again...

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 05:28 AM

11. kick

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