Taliban claims responsibility for attempted murder of 14 year old Pakistani girl.

Yesterday the Taliban carried out a 'hit' on a 14 year old Pakistani girl who has been vocal and outspoken on the Internet and in her local community about the rights of women to seek & receive an education. She survived but is in critical condition after being wounded in the head and neck. The Taliban said her behavior is blasphemous and must not be tolerated. And that upon her recovery and release from the hospital she will be targeted again. The misogynistic attitude of extreme Islam is reprehensible but I am totally shocked at the limited protest and uproar of the Pakistani people over this incident. There was protest but in a country of 175 million the few hundred who did take to the streets of a few cities demonstrates a society that must live in fear and ignorance.

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Comment by matt.clerke on October 11, 2012 at 6:08pm

The Taliban: on ground so shaky, a 14 year old girl is considered a threat.

Comment by Ed on October 11, 2012 at 6:16pm

I have real problems trying to put my head around the thought patterns of these extremists. From a western perspective it is mind boggling and from an atheistic viewpoint there actions lend credence to the need for the elimination of supernatural belief systems.

Comment by Unseen on October 11, 2012 at 7:31pm

How proud they must be to have shot a 14 year old girl in the head for wanting an education and being willing and courageous enough to speak up about it. 

Comment by Unseen on October 11, 2012 at 7:34pm

BTW, you get to see an interview with this girl about a minute into the above video. One can't help but be impressed with how bright and articulate and determined she is. She is wise beyond her years.

Comment by Logicallunatic on October 11, 2012 at 9:53pm

The Taliban are inadequate sub-human scum hiding under the "religion of peace". *Irony meter explodes*

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 12, 2012 at 3:17am

Taliban Vow to Kill the Pakistani Girl They Shot for Going to School

After being shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen on Tuesday, 14-year-old Pakistani blogger Malala Yousufzai is in critical condition today and will be transferred to a better equipped hospital. "Doctors have decided to shift Malala to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawalpindi where medical facilities are better," one doctor told the BBC, while another doctor, Mumtaz Khan, told the AFP Malala had a 70 percent chance of survival. Lt. Col. Junaid Khan, head of neurosurgery at the Peshawar hospital where Yousufzai was first treated, said she's in "critical" condition and is suffering from severe edema—swelling in the body that's due to accumulation of fluid, report CNN's Nasir Habib and Reza Sayah. "Doctors say she needs 48-hours' rest," her uncle was quoted as saying in that CNN report.

What she also needs is protecting from the Taliban, which has promised to hunt Malala down again if she survives their first attack. "Any female that, by any means, plays a role in the war against mujahideen should be killed," Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan was quoted as saying in Reuters. On the day of the shooting, The Express Tribune reported that the Taliban said they "will target her again if she survives because she was a 'secular-minded lady.'"

There's now a 10-million rupee ($105,000) reward for any information on the Taliban gunmen who shot Malala as she was coming back from school. The Taliban claimed responsibility for Malala's attack on Tuesday, saying that her online diary about girls education for the BBC was an "obscenity" spreading "anti-Taliban" thoughts. Malala has spurred vigils and protests around Pakistan, and has garnered international attention too. Hillary Clinton spoke on Wednesday condemning the attack. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon did the same, calling the shooting "disgusting and cowardly", and former first lady Laura Bush penned an op-ed for The Washington Post today. "Malala was targeted by the Pakistani Taliban because for the past three years she has spoken out for the rights of all girls to become educated," wrote Bush, adding, "Malala Yousufzai refused to look the other way. We owe it to her courage and sacrifice to do the same."

Comment by onyango makagutu on October 12, 2012 at 3:25am

A society that condones the shooting of a girl for seeking an education must be living in a period most likely before the bronze age.

The taliban must be really scared of educated women or how do they justify attempts at killing a small girl for encouraging her peers to get an education! And Pakistanis have to wake up and protest this horrible and cowardly act.

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 12, 2012 at 3:53am

Where is the outrage we saw when it was believed Mohammad was insulted? How much more precious is the life and future of this little girl?

They fired into a loaded schoolbus, for cryin' out loud! Sure, they hoped they would hit Malala, but they had no concern for any other children they may have hit as well! These are not Muslims, these are animals.

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on October 12, 2012 at 4:49am

Oh, yes, what brave people these are. Another girl was also hurt, also - All because she wanted to be educated. Amina Filali wanted to become a doctor. Oh, yes, inadequate males, who kill anybody who confronts their primitive religion and culture. How frigging brave is she. Amina Filali knew she was a target, but didn't give up the cause. Now, these retards have shown the world to what length these knuckledragging bastards will go to. The fact is, the rest of the world now know just what cowards they are. Amina Filali's family supported her.

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 12, 2012 at 5:02am

How much of a man does it take, to shoot a 14-year old girl? Is this something he goes home in the evening and brags to his children about? "Guess what Daddy did today?"

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