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October 9, 2013
theatlantic:

Interview: Malala Yousafzai Defends Herself Against Oddball Conspiracy Theories

Child-rights icon Malala Yousafzai has called on conspiracy theorists and critics in Pakistan to think about her message before condemning her. In an interview, Malala says her intentions in promoting the rights of girls and women are pure.
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It’s an unpleasant phenomenon, these wildly anti-Malala Yousafzai theories (anywhere from claiming the attempt on her life by the Pakistani Taliban was faked, to casting her as a pawn of a westernized political agenda). Her response, in part: “I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.”

theatlantic:

Interview: Malala Yousafzai Defends Herself Against Oddball Conspiracy Theories

Child-rights icon Malala Yousafzai has called on conspiracy theorists and critics in Pakistan to think about her message before condemning her. In an interview, Malala says her intentions in promoting the rights of girls and women are pure.

Read more.

It’s an unpleasant phenomenon, these wildly anti-Malala Yousafzai theories (anywhere from claiming the attempt on her life by the Pakistani Taliban was faked, to casting her as a pawn of a westernized political agenda). Her response, in part: “I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.”

19:33 // 9 months ago
April 13, 2013

Fatal bus bombing in northwestern Pakistan

  • 9people killed in the bombing of a bus in Pakistan, in Peshawar, a city in the country’s norrthwest. Injuries were sustained by another 9 people in the blast. The region the bus was bombed in has been the site of operations against the Pakistani Taliban, as well as other militants, though nobody has yet claimed responsibility. source
15:06 // 1 year ago
February 20, 2013
17:43 // 1 year ago
February 2, 2013

Taliban claims responsibility for bloody attack on Pakistani army camp

  • 23Pakistanis killed in an early morning raid on an army camp just east of North Waziristan, which is used as a base of operations for militant groups, al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban included. The Taliban that has claimed responsibility for the attack, waged in the dark hours of the early morning with rocket-propelled grenades and suicide bombs — a spokesman claimed the assault was in retaliation for Pakistan’s allowance of U.S. drone strikes, which killed two of their commanders near the Afghan border. source
14:43 // 1 year ago
November 25, 2012

Bombing strikes procession of Shia muslims in Pakistan

  • 6 people killed when a bomb blast struck a group of Shia muslims in Pakistan today, in a procession commemorating the holiday of Ashura.
  • 90 people injured in the blast; the Pakistani Taliban has committed a long line of sectarian attacks on the Shia community, this last week bringing the death toll to more than 30. source
16:23 // 1 year ago