Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lack of empathy for Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan is atrocious!

It's been a year since Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Attaullah, who was working for the Taliban, and he STILL remains at large!!! How is it that Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls' education, cannot live safely in Pakistan, yet the Taliban can do as they please?! By refusing to investigate Malala's case, the Pakistani police are allowing fear, ignorance, and cowardice to destroy Pakistani society! The Pakistani legal system must be criticized for the same reasons as the police!The Pakistani government must be blamed as well--how did Attaullah manage to escape to Afghanistan, and nobody from the government security forces tried to capture him and kill him?!
The Pakistani citizens who ignore Malala's suffering deserve to be heavily criticized as well--how is it that the attempted murder of a young girl who wants girls to be educated gets dismissed as a conspiracy theory by the West, yet any criticism of the Taliban is blunted in the name of being "culturally sensitive?!" What is Pakistan becoming as a society when anyone who wants to change Pakistan for the better is targeted as an agent of Western imperialism, yet the Taliban are given the benefit of the doubt? Pakistani society is in an incredibly sad and pathetic state of affairs when we have Malala, a now 16 year old girl, more willing to challenge the beliefs of the Taliban than most members of Pakistani society!
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