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Malala suspects held - Pakistan army

Malala suspects held - Pakistan army | Upsetment | Scoop.it

"The group involved in the attack on Malala Yousafzai has been arrested," army spokesman Gen Asim Bajwa told a news conference on Friday.

He said 10 members of a faction called "Shura", which the army says is part of the Pakistani Taliban (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP), had been arrested in a joint operation with Pakistan's army, police and intelligence services."

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One of the saddest realities of human society is that when a people  are deprived of autonomy, liberty, and quality of life the most brutal and hateful among them often rise to leadership. While I support the creation of a modern Pashto state in Afghanistan and part of Pakistan, the brutality and repressiveness (especially towards women) of the Taliban must disgust us all. Malala is not just a symbol of the educational rights of young women but of the rights of the Pashto to proper government.

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Malala: Save My Nigerian Sisters

Malala: Save My Nigerian Sisters | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Boko Haram's extremism and brutal activities are against the teachings of Allah. Islam is a religion of peace, where women are respected and education is valued above all
Kenneth Weene's insight:

This eloquent heroine, young as she is, reminds us of the values which The Prophet brought to the Arab world with Islam. Sadly, the current situation in Nigeria and her own history in Afghanistan remind us of how far from Mohammed's teachings the world of Islam has strayed. Yes, BRING BACK OUR GIRLS, but Muslims all over the world must also learn that respect for life, education, peace, and especially for women are teachings at the core of their prophet's life.

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