'Radio Mullah' sent hit squad after Malala Yousafzai

Published: October 12, 2012

We had no intentions to kill her but were forced when she wouldn't stop (speaking against us), say Swat Taliban. ILLUSTRATION: JAMAL KHURSHID

PESHAWAR: One of the Taliban’s most feared commanders, Maulana Fazlullah, carefully briefed two killers from his special hit squad on their next target.

The gunmen weren’t going after any army officer, politician or Western diplomat. Their target was a 14-year-old schoolgirl who had angered the Taliban by speaking out for “Western”-style girls’ education.

Tuesday’s shooting of Malala Yousafzai was the culmination of years of campaigning that had pitted the fearless, smiling young girl against one of Pakistan’s most ruthless Taliban commanders.

Their story began in 2009, when Fazlullah, known as Radio Mullah for his fiery radio broadcasts, took over Swat Valley,

and ordered the closure of girls’ schools, including Yousafzai’s.

Outraged, the then-11-year-old kept a blog for the BBC under a pen name and later launched a campaign for girls’ education. It won her Pakistan’s highest civilian honour and death threats from the Taliban.

Yousafzai was not blind to the dangers. In her hometown of Mingora, Fazlullah’s Taliban fighters dumped bodies near where her family lived.

“I heard my father talking about another three bodies lying at Green Chowk,” she wrote in her diary, referring to a nearby roundabout.

A military offensive pushed Fazlullah out of Swat in 2009, but his men simply melted away across the border to Afghanistan.

Earlier this year, they kidnapped and beheaded 17 Pakistani soldiers in one of several cross border raids.

Yousafzai continued speaking out despite the danger. As her fame grew, Fazlullah tried everything he could to silence her.

The Taliban published death threats in the newspapers and slipped them under her door. But she ignored them.

The Taliban say that’s why they sent assassins, despite a tribal code forbidding the killing of women.

“We had no intentions to kill her but were forced when she would not stop (speaking against us),” said Sirajuddin Ahmad, a spokesman of Swat Taliban now based in Afghanistan’s Kunar province.

He said the Taliban held a meeting a few months ago at which they unanimously agreed to kill her. The task was then given to military commanders to carry out.

The militia has a force of around 100 men specialised in targeted killing, fighters said. They chose two men, aged between 20-30, who were locals from Swat Valley.

The gunmen had proved their worth in previous assassinations, killing an opposition politician and attacking a leading hotelier for “obscenity” in promoting tourism.

Their trademark is to kill by shots to the head.

Such hits, although dangerous, are also a badge of honour among the Taliban. The fighters who carry them out often receive personal calls of congratulations from senior leaders and may also get cash or guns.

Now it was Yousafzai’s turn.

“Before the attack, the two fighters personally collected information about Malala’s route to school, timing, the vehicle she used and her security,” Ahmad said.

They decided to shoot her near a military checkpoint to make the point they could strike anywhere, he said.

On Tuesday, the two men stopped the bus she was riding home in. They asked for Yousafzai by name. Although the frightened girls said she wasn’t there, the men fired at her and also hit two other girls in the van. One of them remains in critical condition.

Shot in the head and the neck, Yousafzai still lies unconscious in hospital, unaware that world leaders from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to US President Barack Obama have pledged support. Schoolchildren in Swat prayed for her recovery.

On Wednesday, the singer Madonna dedicated a song to Yousafzai during a LA concert. In a gesture that bemused many Pakistanis, she performed a striptease that revealed Yousafzai’s first name, Malala, written across her back.

Her would-be killers said they had no idea their attack would propel their victim, already a national hero, into a global icon.

“Actually the media gave it so much importance and now even Ban Ki-moon used dirty language against us,” Ahmad said. The international community stayed silent when the security forces killed women during a crackdown, he complained.

Now that they had failed to kill Yousafzai, they would target her father, Ahmad said.

Ziauddin Yousafzai, the headmaster of a girls’ school, is on their hit list for speaking against them, his activities to promote peace in the region and for encouraging his daughter.

“We have a clear-cut stance. Anyone who takes side with the government against us will have to die at our hands,” Ahmad warned.

“You will see. Other important people will soon become victims.”

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Reader Comments (82)

  • Feroz
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:07PM

    The sooner these brutes are captured and castrated the better for the country.

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  • Aziz
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:15PM

    Who provides these odious people with guns and funds?

    The people of Pakistan have a right to know the truth and nothing but the whole truth.

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  • Zalil Mullah
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:15PM

    Soon you will be reached and eliminated you cursed jackal, Mr Radio Mullah. You still owe me the cells of your radio.

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  • Romo
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:15PM

    Wipe the Talibans out. They’re human garbage who don’t deserve to live among civilized people.

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  • Acorn Guts
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:22PM

    Can’t remove every single of these animals .. they’ll escape into Afghanistan or mountains. The military operations have so far been a disappointment at best. I say let’s go for their leadership. This lot has pretty low intellect and without leadership they’ll surely disperse.

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  • R.I.P
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:23PM

    Intimidation and threats are the only weapons these TTs have, they think they are god and mend Islam the way they like. Muslims have fear of Allah and not of 14 years old girl.

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  • Lobster
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:27PM

    If they got arrested, nothing will happen and they will get bail from our supeb judicial system. Remember Muslim Khan? He is still in jail but not yet convicted despite several proofs

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  • Hukka
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:28PM

    NATO is responsible for all cross border terrorism in Pakistan. Please ” Do More ”

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  • zafar
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:28PM

    Radio Mullah was jealous of all the airtime malala was getting. A case of professional jealousy. Radio Mullah needs to start a blog and vent his rage, one day he might even become a successfull cyber bully.

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  • ayesha
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:29PM

    I hate Talibans..

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  • Oct 12, 2012 - 4:30PM

    Calling them Maulana is insult of the word.
    Maulana means ‘Respected Muslim Religious Leader’

    Dont use Maulana for
    Fazlul Rahman (JUI)
    Asharfi Tahir (Defence Council Pakistan)
    and Taliban Leaders PLEASE!!!

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  • Much Amused
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:32PM

    @Feroz:
    Why dont you go ahead and help capture or eliminate these barbarians? No good pontificating if you are not doing anything about it.

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  • amir
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:36PM

    so Malala spoke against the talibans and they didnt like her, so they justify because she was speaking against them, they had to kill her.

    If this is true, they are talking against Obama, US, west…so keeping this equation, US has the right to kill them..

    So simple.

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  • S K Afridi
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:36PM

    The Government must bring to bear all measures and resources at its disposal to apprehend Mullah Radio as soon as possible and then a public trial and public hanging for such a rotten barbaric character.

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  • Oct 12, 2012 - 4:37PM

    “Despite a tribal code forbidding the killing of women.” What tribal code?
    With the acceptance of Islam by reciting the Kalima, the Muslim has to follow the edicts of the Holy Quran and Sunnat Rasool (SM).
    Tribal traditions are what have kept the Muslims back, especially Pakistanis. If the Afghans want their tribes let them have them. For our part, we must secure the Durand Line and stop begging for aid from foreign countries. Salams

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  • Liberal
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:39PM

    So shooter came all across from afghanistan and went back .. and our liberals want operation against taliban in Waziristan? lets attack Afghanistan first ..

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  • teset
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:42PM

    Why we believe on such Conperacy theories !!Recommend

  • Ali
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:49PM

    What IS our Army doing? Really, i’m frustrated what is the use of this million strong army?

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  • WatTheHock
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:50PM

    And this is how you write when explaining a situation to children

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  • saleem
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:50PM

    we should use Airforce to bomb radio mullah and wipe him out completely

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  • qaisrani
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:53PM

    Drones please keep coming.

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  • Citizen
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:54PM

    I can’t imagine our great Prophet Mohammed (pubh) saying that these butchers are Muslims.
    .
    I am ready to bear arms and join our army in capturing or killing these murdering animals.

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  • Hammad
    Oct 12, 2012 - 4:56PM

    They should be hunted down like rabid beasts.

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  • SALEEM TAHIR
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:02PM

    The source of all the evil is Mullahism,the rabid wayward clergy that has taught wrong interpretation of Islam to the masses.
    First word revelaed in Quran is Iqra ( read,educate yourself).These neandrathals oppose educating our children.
    Is ths Islam?

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  • Nadir
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:05PM

    Please dont blame them without facts! We all know RAW-CIA-Mossad are trying to defame Pakistan.

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  • Aamir
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:08PM

    I pray to ALLAH (SWT) to bless Malala with speedy recovery and give her more courage to continue with her struggle against evil Taliban. Inshah ALLAH, the day will come when these so called Jehadies (killer Talibans) will struck with ALLAH (SWT) wrath.

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  • Saleem
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:12PM

    Drone attacks to wipe out this terrorist menace. God Bless America.

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  • sohail
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:16PM

    “You will see. Other important people will soon become victims.” WHAT IS THIS? WHOM ARMY IS WAITING FOR???

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  • Oct 12, 2012 - 5:20PM

    Calling them Maulana is insult of the word.
    Maulana means ‘Respected Muslim Religious Leader’

    Dont use Maulana for
    Taliban Leaders atleast PLEASE!!!

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  • Mj
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:31PM

    “We have a clear-cut stance. Anyone who takes side with the government against us will have to die at our hands,” Ahmad warned.

    Does it sound like these people can be talked to? The only language they understand is guns and bombs.

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  • Sultan Khan
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:32PM

    @Nadir: When Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Imran Khan are there to defame and destroy Pakistan why should RAW-CIA-Mossad waste their time and energies for doing the job. When volunteers are in abundance why should they hire agents.Recommend

  • Pr0udPakistani
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:34PM

    Please dont blame them without facts! We all know RAW-CIA-Mossad are trying to defame Pakistan.

    @Nadir..You can remain in state of denial all your life if you want to but these people are a curse on this planet and should be wiped out along with their supporters. There should be no negotiation with these bigots who don’t hesitate to kill our kids.

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  • Mian Jawad Gilani
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:37PM

    @Nadir:

    Yes but no one is defaming them. They are announcing again and again that they attempted to kill Malala and will do so again and her father.

    Maybe you are right RAW, Mossad and CIA or Dr. Octopus made them do it.

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  • Sinner Proselytizers
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:39PM

    GOD!!!!!!!!!!
    What a society.

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  • Ashraf P
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:49PM

    Pakistan made a BIG mistake in nurturing extremism. It didn’t serve any purpose. Instead it is threatening to break the nation apart.

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  • Tch tch
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:51PM

    So now its the Swat Taliban and not the TTP. Darn It the GHQ boys wanted to go to NWA. We now they wont dare cross into Kunar.Recommend

  • Bhatti Bhai
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:56PM

    @ Nadir How can one not blame them. They are saying they did it. The whole story is in the article. The fact that the sun rises in the morning is probably a RAW-CIA-Mossad conspiracy to you.Recommend

  • Babablacksheep
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:05PM

    People are being killed any way then way not along with terrorists by the drones?

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  • Oct 12, 2012 - 6:05PM

    @Nadir:
    Please dont blame them without facts! We all know RAW-CIA-Mossad are trying to defame Pakistan.
    Talibans have their B tean active in the Media and always blaming USA Raw and India for all the terrorist Acts of talibans. People already know and they should now try new tactics to confuse their victims.

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  • Rafiq
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:13PM

    Govt. should stop or freeze their radio frequencies. They should not be allowed this. This is Pakistan why they are allowed to relay their programs and do dirty propoganda against our innocent people. Govt can stop you tube or cell phone service why can’t they stop their radio programs. I think Govt and army are in it. If Govt and army are not going to take action, then there is something fishy going on.

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  • KSU
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:18PM

    @Babablacksheep:
    People get killed anyway so just target anyone you like…..what nonsense!

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  • suleman
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:28PM

    RAW /MOSSAD/CIA…………….RAW/MOSSAD/CIA……….RAW/MOSSAD/CIA……shame on pakistanis who are so blind that they just these 3 agencies behind every terror attack..slap on ur faces…but yeah i know u r too scared to raise voices against ur beloved mullahs,maulanas and mujahideen and god know what else is there…..

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  • AJ
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:32PM

    Drone or no drone…the question is …. Do we want to live with and negotiate withe people who kill us when we speak up? Should’nt we rid our nation of these fascist extremist who can not tolerate and believe in others right? Should we continue to be silent or in some cases justify there acts using drone attacks as an excuse? Our way of life and future of generation is at stake can we afford to be silent

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  • asim
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:34PM

    @Nadir:
    wooo, how did you know, did they brief you about their plans or you yourself running them.

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  • Nadir
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:36PM

    @SultanKhan @Haroon Choudhry @BhattiBhatii @Proud Pakistani Please! You think a bunch of illeterate people with basic weapons can penetrate through the lines and checkpoints of Pakistan Army? This is the work of ex-US commandos working with Mossad funding. Probably some Raymond Davis types. They are jealous of Pakistan’s potential, and are killing our youth!

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  • unbeliever
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:36PM

    @ Nadir: regular leaders at ET know that it was a sarcasm. and, i request you to mark it as such.

    afterall, how can a liberal-fascist say this.

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  • KSU
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:49PM

    Radio Fazlullah is running scared because of a 14 year old girl! The TTP are bullies and cowards and should be fought, beaten and conquered. Malala has become the symbol of the fight against fanaticism, violence and oppression.

    But we must also remember that thousands of children are victims of this crazy war. British soldier Daniel Crook stabbed a 10 year Afghan boy with a bayonet and got 18 moths prison. An US staff sergeant massacred whole families gradma’s and children included (they remain anonymous!) TTP have beheaded scores of people (alas they remain anonymous!). American soldiers demeaning humanity by urinating on corpses of their adversaries. American soldiers raping teenage girls in Iraq and boasting about it.

    The war on terror has unleashed a tsunami of terror from all sides and dehumanised us all. Just look at some the comments above.

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  • Oct 12, 2012 - 6:50PM

    So Pakistan Air farce cant triangulate to his position and drop some bombs?

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  • Saleem
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:54PM

    Those who sit in their cozy offices and talk about “Resolve”, it is their turn NOW to take this Mullah Radio out – and out forever. This man has no respect for women or children, neither he cares about human life. He has defamed Islam and it is time that this coward man drink his own Molotov coctail.

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  • HADI SAKEY
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:55PM

    You have to go back in the history. During Zia era the Russians were pushed and thrown out of Afghanistan. Now Americans and Nato forces are in Afghanistan with the help of Pakistan. Pakistan is being punished by big bear and who else can supply guns to Zalman? They don’t supply their own brand KK and other horrible machines. Pakistan is indirectly in confrontation with the big Siberian bear via the Maniacs of Islami Jihad.

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  • Oct 12, 2012 - 6:56PM

    Reuter has access to Radio mullah yet US and Pakistan can’t find them and bring to justice.

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  • LionOfPunjab
    Oct 12, 2012 - 6:58PM

    Imran khan should go visit mullah radio in 90 days and tell then that the taliban should lay down their arms in 90 hours, if they dont, imran khan will call Angelina Jolie in 90 minutes and talk to her for 90 seconds. That will teach them!

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  • BitterTruth
    Oct 12, 2012 - 7:04PM

    I am pretty much astonished at the IQ of the tribune readers.. At one side they are sympathizing with the innocent and courageous girl, but oppositely they are inviting more drones to kill hundreds of Malalas, as what we have seen in the past. If drones are so effective, why is Fazlullah still alive at a very first place?

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  • Nadir ka Abba
    Oct 12, 2012 - 7:08PM

    @Nadir:
    Do not pose as a Pakistani. We all know who you are and what is your agenda. Recommend

  • shahid
    Oct 12, 2012 - 7:18PM

    Given who she was and that she had been threatened, why was she not provided security?

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  • Amira
    Oct 12, 2012 - 7:31PM

    @suleman:
    I totally agree with you! Pakistanis are only “courageous” when the other person is obviously weaker. Otherwise they are just like sheep on their way to the slaughterhouse.

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  • Umar Rasheed
    Oct 12, 2012 - 8:58PM

    These types of attacks can’t be possible humans, its barbaric act.Recommend

  • Afghan frm great Afg
    Oct 12, 2012 - 8:59PM

    Imran khan says war in afghanistan is jahad,if it is ,feel jahad in pakistan ..taliban
    were 6months in swat , all of you were crying ,so I wish ,Taliban rule all pak than and he crys all his life….we want divide pak to 3 countries panjais be ready ,see india they dnt have problem why? Caz they like peace in afg Recommend

  • kazim
    Oct 12, 2012 - 9:03PM

    Taliban = Black water another drama create by america just to skip the drown issue from the world’s eyes. when imran khan has completed his peace march towards Wazirastan and he almost achieved his goals nd he brought the drown issue on international media.meanwhile malala incident happened nd the story takes its place on media nd international media as well nd nw every hour first news is five mint condemnation from all over the world on the incident.once again they won

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  • Aahjiz BayNawa
    Oct 12, 2012 - 9:27PM

    Is this not the same Mullah that with his men tried to enter back into Pakistan’s Chitral area in 2011 and was supported with NATO jets?Recommend

  • Azeem
    Oct 12, 2012 - 9:46PM

    @saleem:
    he is in afghanistan, under US protection

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  • Kallu Mama
    Oct 12, 2012 - 10:02PM

    @Feroz:
    Why take the trouble of first capturing them – and then castrating – JUST DRONE THEM – as such US is doing that dirty work for you – let them be droned, believe me they just deserve it

    Thanks

    Kallu Mama
    Hy’bad, India

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  • dpd
    Oct 12, 2012 - 10:13PM

    It is time that the PAKISTANI government provide a substantial reward for the location of the MULLA. Thereafter the info can be provided to the Americans to bomb them to hell and back.

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  • Oct 12, 2012 - 10:27PM

    Low life criminal scum agreeing to murder a school girl and congratulating each other. And to think we were ready to cede all of Swat to these mad men through ‘negotiations’, believing they had any ‘Islamic’ credibility.

    She was absolutely right to speak out against such violent thugs and barbaric animals who tried to destroy Swat with their ridiculous munafiq/hypocrite, jahil/ignorant, kharijite/extremist ideology and backward policies, including her right to her education. Any Pakistani who has at least some sense and morality should speak out 24/7 and condemn against such lunatics and act to see them tried and hung for their criminal militant and terrorist enterprises.

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  • Oct 12, 2012 - 10:46PM

    Pakistani government has no intent to provide public security. Here are the reasons.
    1. US aide may come to an end-Pakistan leaders pocket $$$
    2. Fear Of Taliban needs to remain high among US for continued $upport
    3. Pakistani government chooses to keep public illiteracy as high as possible to rule and benefit
    Here are solutions.
    4. End US Aide to Pakistan – no more $$$$ to corrupt beggars
    5. US is better off helping Pakistan with road way, building and free education assistance, energy development OVER GIVING $$$ to Pakistan leaders
    USA if you read this post, please don’t give $$$ to Pakistani government
    All these years- they have neither helped you capture Osama, neither did they take u$ money and build the nation and neither are they providing Pakistanis any security what so ever.

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  • s shah
    Oct 12, 2012 - 11:30PM

    @Nadir and @Kazim: You should be ashamed of being apologists for these barbaric Taliban who deliberately target children and you should be ashamed of manufacturing bizarre conspiracy theories to defend the Taliban. Enough is enough.

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  • PK
    Oct 13, 2012 - 12:31AM

    WOW!! everyone has forgotten that movie which brought some unity among Muslims around the world, and that unity was the real threat for anti islamic forces…. and everybody has forgotten the peace march of Imran Khan which was covered by almost every important international media and TV channel accept our own…

    Incidents are happening intentionally one after another… and peoples like Altaf and other liberals are taking full advantage to polish the shoes of their masters, that movie of sawat was fake, and Altaf did his best propaganda against Islam, and now again…. within last few months we have seen these issues of burning Quran in Afghanistan, RIMSHA MASEEH, MOVIE(innocence of muslims) Imran khan’s anti drones march which was covered by every international news channel, and now suddenly this MALALAI case..
    everything is for a reason and which is against islam and to promote islam as a bad religion, muslims are bad peoples.. so many reasons but one aim.. bring these shooters in the court of justice and also bring the drone pilots and authorities who has just fired missiles in a madersa today.. can you do that in the name of peace?? or you will choose one like always .. ??

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  • hamza khan
    Oct 13, 2012 - 12:35AM

    @Aziz:

    the TTP are getting money and weapons from different sources. some of it is just freely available given the location. our society is infested with gun culture, and of course everyone knows how fond pashtuns are of guns. but other than that, they are certainly getting cash from various sources. theres no doubt about that. military efforts to squeeze those sources has made it more difficult over the past few years, but there are still elements who are willing and able to get around these restrictions. these animals were under control under the previous government.

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  • Hell's Angel
    Oct 13, 2012 - 1:19AM

    Do I hear a $20 million bounty on Fazlullah’s head?

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  • Something Clever
    Oct 13, 2012 - 1:44AM

    @PK:
    I’m afraid you may have to wake up this time.

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  • anwar
    Oct 13, 2012 - 2:04AM

    Curse of Allah be upon these self made jehadists giving a wrong meaning to the jihade ( struggle against atrocities with teachings, actions and money). Innocent Malala found the exact meaning of Jihad and she did it with all the resources possible . we all Pakistanies salute her and pray for her life and sound recovery.My daughter is studying in D-Phormacy and felt just like she was the victim. Allah save her and all my malalas from This PTT( a blackwater organised).(why i said so because not a single action is against neto but all against innocent Pakistani peoples . Malala’ shooting is also to make a point for more drone attacks. Curse of ALLah ( God) be upon these terrorists and their organizers

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  • MS
    Oct 13, 2012 - 2:07AM

    Time to grab the bull by the horn. Ban Taliban, ace of spades their leadership, infiltrate their cells, grab their necks and send them to paktanamo for life time of hard solitary.
    No harm in learning on intelligence and security from other countries. Can anyone expect other than lame attitude with this military and government leadership. Ashamed to say it, im glad i dont live in Pakistan anymore (post PM) :”-(

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  • Aviator
    Oct 13, 2012 - 4:43AM

    Maulana Fazlullah: ENOUGH OF YOUR LIES AND DECEIPT, COME OUT FROM YOUR HIDING AND FACE US>

    He may be able to escape justice, but there is no escape from the justice of AllahRecommend

  • Oct 13, 2012 - 5:04AM

    I am amazed by reading all these posts, but in reality in Pakistan, if you are being attacked, NO ONE is going to helP, stop, or even come to your rescue.
    I have seen this in person.
    Human trafficking is so visible and no one cares to do anything.
    Ironically, most of Pakistanis are just embarrassed, so we just fake it by posting comments about Islam and humanity.
    Les be honest, we know who we are. We are just good at critique , blame west, but we are all bunch Of clowns.

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  • Aviator
    Oct 13, 2012 - 5:05AM

    @PK:

    Please go and tell Malala and her father directly in person, that they are just making everything up, and its all just a conspiracy

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  • Insaan
    Oct 13, 2012 - 5:59AM

    @Ali: Pakistani ISI/Army created talibans to make Afghanistan Islamic and to control Afghanistan. For years Pakistan has played havoc, death and destruction in Afghanistan. No Pakistani has ever protested this. Now Chickens have come home to roost and give Pakistan a taste of taliban Islamic rule.

    Pakistan government is still involved with most terrorist organizations, hoping to get stretgic depth in Afghanistan and send terrorists to attack India under disguise of non-State actors.

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  • Insaan
    Oct 13, 2012 - 6:05AM

    @Acorn Guts: Pakistan created talibans. Pakistan government still uses talibans as non-State actors.

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  • Insaan
    Oct 13, 2012 - 6:14AM

    @Aamir: I pray to ALLAH (SWT) to bless Malala with speedy recovery

    Now those criminal talibans want to kill Malala’s father. Real problem is Pakistan plays on both sides of the game. Pakistan government uses Talibans as non-State actors to attack US/NATO forces or targets in Afghanistan.

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  • Moosa Khan
    Oct 13, 2012 - 8:23AM

    Send more drones..send them all.

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  • Abdul Wahab Kanrani
    Oct 13, 2012 - 1:43PM

    No doubt Malala Yousufzai is a sign of peace and symbol of Pakistan. A article was written by Malala Yousufzai regarding the peace of Swat. Malala is a picture of aggression, which denies the announcement of peace in Swat.
    Coming to the issue of Malala Yousufzai, no doubt she would be a great leader in future but the recent incident discourage the mentality of thousands of Malala’s exists in Pakistan. The response of Government towards Malala is appreciable, we proud at malala and her vision and prayers of the nation including me with her.
    Conclusion!
    Malala is daughter of the nation the Government should facilitate her financially & medically. and whatever the Government want ,such type of personality may change the fortune of Pakistan. We have sympathies with her and with her family. but the request to the Government is that pay also attention towards the entire Provinces of the Pakistan regarding the worse security situations. And also pay attention towards the IDP’s of KPK and IDP’s of Balochistan flood effectees. and think about the people , targeted on daily basis.

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  • baker
    Oct 14, 2012 - 2:03PM

    We can learn a thing or two from this girl and start taking responsibility for the condition in our country. She showed a great amount of courage to stand up to these ignorant fools.

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  • Oct 15, 2012 - 12:44PM

    The attack on Malala is an extreme act of brutality. She is an icon of valour struggling for peace and promotion of girls’ education in Swat against the wishes of the most unwanted and ugly elements. The brave daughter of nation has been applauded from every walk of life who put her life at stake paying no heed to threats of those who believe in no religion but the one they engineered themselves. The entire nation should pray for the early recovery of Malala and her class fellows who sustained bullets. My Allah Almighty be their custodian.

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