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Taliban Assassinate 14-year-Old Girl

Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 11, 2012

In yet another sign of the brutality of radical Islam, the New York Times reported that the Taliban assassinated 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan.  The young girl’s crime: she dared call for equal rights for women.

In confirming their role in the assassination, Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan stated: “She has become a symbol of Western culture in the area; she was openly propagating it,” and that if she survived her serious wounds, they would try to kill her again.

For her courage and speaking out, Ms. Yousafzai was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize and was awarded her Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize.  This recognition threatens the power of conservative and radical Islamists in their drive to maintain power and to subjugate women.

Politicians including Barack Obama often proclaim Islam’s peaceful intent.  While this is true of many followers of Islam, it not publicly proclaimed by the majority of followers.  While followers of Islam will march in the streets by the 10,000s to protest a distasteful cartoon, there is not one protest for the brutal shooting of a brave 14-year-old Muslim girl.

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