We're bringing a bad name to Islam ourselves: Malala condemns Mashal Khan's murder

Malala laments that some Pakistanis have forgotten the message of peace given by Islam


News Desk April 15, 2017
She criticised that some of the Pakistanis have forgotten the message of peace and tolerance given by Islam/ PHOTO: FILE

Malala Yousafzai has strongly condemned the murder of Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) student, Mashal Khan, who was beaten to death by a violent mob over alleged allegations of blasphemy.

"This is an incident filled with terror and fear," Malala said in a video message on Facebook after talking to Mashal's father over the phone.

Malala lamented that some Pakistanis have forgotten the message of peace given by Islam. "This was not just the funeral of Mashal Khan, it was the funeral of the message of our religion Islam," the global girls’ education advocate said.

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Malala said the Holy Prophet (PBUH) never advised his followers to "be impatient and go around killing people". “We have forgotten our values. We are not representing the true Islam,” she regretted.

Malala said people (many Muslims and Pakistanis) complain about the presence of Islamophobia in the West and that the western nations were "maligning our names". "No one is maligning the name of your country or religion...we ourselves are bringing a bad name to our country and religion," she stressed.

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The Nobel laureate urged Pakistanis to learn about their religion, values and culture and said, “Everyone in Pakistani has a right to live a safe and peaceful life.”

“If we will continue killing each other like this, then no one will be ever safe,” Malala maintained.

At the end of the video message, she urged state institutions and political parties in Pakistan to shun their silence, take a stand and bring justice to Mashal and his family.

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COMMENTS (13)

N A Rahman | 4 years ago | Reply @XoF: Was there lynch mob of thousands? Did police egg on and incite these cases? Did state provide endorsement under color of law?
leela4fun | 4 years ago | Reply
We are not representing the true Islam
When the likes of Mumtaz Qadri become heroes and rose petals are showered over him, this will be the result. Every time some terrorist act is committed, every muslim keeps saying that they are not following true Islam. Can some one please let us know who is following True Islam?
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