The brazen attack on the lovable teenager has shaken the country down to its core, sparking many rallies in her support. Meanwhile, in Pakistan’s electronic and print media, the outrage is aptly pouring out. Even religious talk show hosts are discussing how such a crime has nothing to do with Islam. The country’s anger is not only directed towards the gunman—though it has spurred a massive hunt for those responsible for the shooting, with news breaking on Friday that police had arrested four suspects in the Swat Valley, where the attack occurred, and had identified a mastermind, who remained at large. The fury is also directed towards the Taliban as an organization that would mastermind such an attack, and that has said it would hurt Malala again if she survives. More than 50 Islamic scholars affiliated with the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) have issued a joint fatwa calling the attack un-Islamic. Political party leader Ataf Hussain, from the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), appealed to his supporters to not attend prayers led by any cleric that does not condemn the attack.
Good people everywhere share this outrage. Meanwhile, Malala Yousafzai is still fighting her her life in a hospital.
lol @ the troll on Twitter who equated Clinton’s personal infidelity (as some sort of anti-women thing) with the party of neanderthals who want to take away women’s rights to reproductive health & freedom. unlike conservatives, I actually don’t give a shit what someone does in their bedroom.
“The Arab uprisings may have been sparked by an Arab man — Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire in desperation — but they will be finished by Arab women.
Amina Filali — the 16-year-old Moroccan girl who drank poison after she was forced to marry, and beaten by, her rapist — is our Bouazizi. Salwa el-Husseini, the first Egyptian woman to speak out against the “virginity tests”; Samira Ibrahim, the first one to sue; and Rasha Abdel Rahman, who testified alongside her — they are our Bouazizis. We must not wait for them to die to become so. Manal al-Sharif, who spent nine days in jail for breaking her country’s ban on women driving, is Saudi Arabia’s Bouazizi. She is a one-woman revolutionary force who pushes against an ocean of misogyny.”
clydesbetterhalf sent in this note yesterday:
I am making my first financial contribution to a political campaign tonight. This is a big decision for me, both as I am casting my faith in President Obama in a significant way, and also financially.
I was raised in what is…