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(The Raw Story)   The Taliban accuse Malala Yousafzai of running a smear campaign, apparently not realizing trying to kill a 14 year old girl for wanting to learn might present a bad image   (rawstory.com ) divider line
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2013-07-18 09:29:11 AM  
And they're trying to invite her back to Pakistan.

IT'S A TRAP!
 
2013-07-18 09:32:44 AM  
"We warned her several times to stop speaking against the Taliban."


Oh. So it's her fault, then. Thanks for explaining that, Taliban guy.
 
2013-07-18 09:34:03 AM  
Who needs PR skills when you have assault rifles?
 
2013-07-18 09:35:40 AM  
When your cause can be derailed by a 14 year old girl.  You're doing it wrong.
 
2013-07-18 09:38:44 AM  
How is it even possible to smear the Taliban? Like, if you accused them of raping kittens and foreclosing on grandmas' 1-room cottages in down time, they'd look at that and say, "Well, at least they still don't know about that attempted assassination of a schoolgirl."
 
2013-07-18 09:39:28 AM  

phaseolus: "We warned her several times to stop speaking against the Taliban."


Oh. So it's her fault, then. Thanks for explaining that, Taliban guy.


Always blame the victim and the media. They learned from the master:

www.globalresearch.ca
 
2013-07-18 09:39:51 AM  
Now who wants to impart this wisdom to the GOP?
 
2013-07-18 09:40:39 AM  
"I advise you to come back home, adopt the Islamic and Pashtun culture, join any female Islamic madrassa near your home town, study and learn the book of Allah, use your pen for Islam and plight of Muslim ummah (community)," Rasheed wrote.

Sounds legit, I'm sure she will be on the next flight home any minute.
 
2013-07-18 09:46:15 AM  
If an American drone had boarded a school bus, asked for her by name, and then shot her, I guarantee it would have gotten more attention than she's getting now.
 
2013-07-18 09:46:56 AM  
The Taliban is just supporting traditional family values
 
2013-07-18 09:47:11 AM  
A "bad image" in the secular world is meaningless.  They are right in the eyes of Allah.
 
2013-07-18 09:47:42 AM  

vygramul: If an American drone had boarded a school bus, asked for her by name, and then shot her, I guarantee it would have gotten more attention than she's getting now.


wut?
 
2013-07-18 09:48:14 AM  
userserve-ak.last.fm

I think I speak for everyone when I say the Taliban and everyone associated with them can fornicate themselves with an iron stick.
 
2013-07-18 09:48:40 AM  
You should realize that our ideas are so unpopular that any discussion of them is dangerous. They must be imposed by force because no sane, thinking person would adopt them voluntarily.
 
2013-07-18 09:48:52 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: "I advise you to come back home, adopt the Islamic and Pashtun culture, join any female Islamic madrassa near your home town, study and learn the book of Allah, use your pen for Islam and plight of Muslim ummah (community)," Rasheed wrote.

Sounds legit, I'm sure she will be on the next flight home any minute.


FEMALE madrassa?  Didn't they shoot her in the farking head for daring to learn?

/ most of the bad/evil stuff in the world has ignorance at its root
// you gotta read more than one book, on more than one topic.
/// if your first question is whether this new information is approved by your spiritual leaders, you are declaring your intent to remain ignorant.
 
2013-07-18 09:50:40 AM  
I didn't know the Taliban were Republicans
 
2013-07-18 09:50:50 AM  
What is with religious conservatives and being against education?
 
2013-07-18 09:51:08 AM  
Came expecting a story about a school district in VA, TX, PA, NY, RI, SC, FL . . . telling a 14-year-old girl she couldn't wear, study, say . . . Left feeling caught up in International Affairs. Feel so sophisticated.
 
2013-07-18 09:53:48 AM  
When the highest paid administrators of univerisities are sports related...please do not pretend to care about education or some foolish girl that isn't smart enough to see through all the buffcrap yet.

...people just so stupid
 
2013-07-18 09:57:40 AM  

Slappy McLongstockings: When the highest paid administrators of univerisities are sports related...please do not pretend to care about education or some foolish girl that isn't smart enough to see through all the buffcrap yet.

...people just so stupid


Wrong thread?
 
2013-07-18 09:58:28 AM  
Also, in terms of MASSIVE FAIL:

The Turkish government has just issued a "cease and desist" order on archaeological work: digs, surveys etc in the entire country.

If I could find a link in English, I would submit it.

What the everluvvinfark?
 
2013-07-18 09:59:58 AM  

dionysusaur: FEMALE madrassa? Didn't they shoot her in the farking head for daring to learn?


I believe the difference between a female madrassa and a school is that the madrassa teaches the girls to be good Muslim women.  A school teaches them about science, literature, politics, economics, etc.
 
2013-07-18 10:00:38 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: Wrong thread?


no...you are short-sighted?
 
2013-07-18 10:01:39 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: What is with religious conservatives and being against education?


Education is negatively correlated with religiousness. The more you learn, the less likely you are to believe their BS.
 
2013-07-18 10:03:17 AM  

Agarista: Also, in terms of MASSIVE FAIL:

The Turkish government has just issued a "cease and desist" order on archaeological work: digs, surveys etc in the entire country.

If I could find a link in English, I would submit it.

What the everluvvinfark?


Completely different story. The Turkish government is trying to blackmail European art and history museums into returning artifacts taken from Turkey under the Ottomans.
 
2013-07-18 10:05:05 AM  

Slappy McLongstockings: JusticeandIndependence: Wrong thread?

no...you are short-sighted?


Then please elaborate on your "foolish girl" comment.
 
2013-07-18 10:06:19 AM  
I could care less about some religious group be it the Taliban or Southern Baptists trying to stop people from becoming educated.  If this girl is so brave for going to school to get an education, maybe someday she will use it to wake people up that we really do not value education as a planet.

Whether it be the millions of dollars funneled through the Texas education system to build more football stadiums while teachers are laid off or the University of Colorado just hiring their highest ever paid admin (for phuking sports)....education is not what we value.

That is a lesson she should learn....you too perhaps
 
2013-07-18 10:06:45 AM  

Cheron: The Taliban is just supporting traditional family values


Actually, if you really think about it, the Taliban is the true victim here, not that horrible and disrespectful little girl. The Taliban did everything they could to avoid this terrible situation, they warned her and everything, but she forced them to do it. Can you imagine how that must have felt for them, having to shoot a little girl?? She should feel ashamed for making those poor men do something so awful. If that uppity biatch would just get her ass back home and sit down and shut up then her poor victims could finally begin to heal. It's the least she could do...
 
2013-07-18 10:09:09 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: Slappy McLongstockings: When the highest paid administrators of univerisities are sports related...please do not pretend to care about education or some foolish girl that isn't smart enough to see through all the buffcrap yet.

...people just so stupid

Wrong thread?


Based on his performance in this thread so far, he is either a non-native speaker, or drunk.
 
2013-07-18 10:09:48 AM  
The face of TALIBAN's Public Relations campaign:
www.thehealthculture.com
 
2013-07-18 10:11:30 AM  
Islam needs to stop putting the pussy on a pedestal.
 
2013-07-18 10:14:47 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Agarista: Also, in terms of MASSIVE FAIL:

The Turkish government has just issued a "cease and desist" order on archaeological work: digs, surveys etc in the entire country.

If I could find a link in English, I would submit it.

What the everluvvinfark?

Completely different story. The Turkish government is trying to blackmail European art and history museums into returning artifacts taken from Turkey under the Ottomans.



That too. I've seen the letter that was sent to the heads of each excavation.  It was dated yesterday.
Imagine all the students, learning how to dig, practicing trowelling, being told to stop. Stop. While the government re-works its laws on excavation and cultural heritage.
http://www.radikal.com.tr/turkiye/arkeolojik_kazilara_dur_emri-11423 18
 
2013-07-18 10:15:17 AM  
Nos...do you have the photos of the kids covered in toxic waste and dying of cancers and other diseases caused by the production of all that NCAA gear by chance?  Maybe some rivers polluted and kids drinking from it?

Just to be fair?
 
2013-07-18 10:17:30 AM  

Slappy McLongstockings: Nos...do you have the photos of the kids covered in toxic waste and dying of cancers and other diseases caused by the production of all that NCAA gear by chance?  Maybe some rivers polluted and kids drinking from it?

Just to be fair?


Slappy McLongstockings: I could care less about some religious group be it the Taliban or Southern Baptists trying to stop people from becoming educated.  If this girl is so brave for going to school to get an education, maybe someday she will use it to wake people up that we really do not value education as a planet.

Whether it be the millions of dollars funneled through the Texas education system to build more football stadiums while teachers are laid off or the University of Colorado just hiring their highest ever paid admin (for phuking sports)....education is not what we value.

That is a lesson she should learn....you too perhaps


I think you've been drinking too much antifreeze this month.
 
2013-07-18 10:17:34 AM  
Threadjacking is against the rules at fark.com.

And you're trying way too hard.
 
2013-07-18 10:19:04 AM  
Evil: 14 year old girl speaking out against the Taliban and advocating for education.

Acceptable: Shooting a 14 year old girl for speaking out against the Taliban and advocating for education.

This is what they actually believe.

F*cking savages.
 
2013-07-18 10:19:52 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: vygramul: If an American drone had boarded a school bus, asked for her by name, and then shot her, I guarantee it would have gotten more attention than she's getting now.

wut?


The Taliban leader's letter said, "If you had been shot by an American drone, would the media have told everyone your status?"
 
2013-07-18 10:20:04 AM  
Filthy animals.
 
2013-07-18 10:20:28 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Islam needs to stop putting the pussy on a pedestal.


ts1.mm.bing.net
What that might look like..
 
2013-07-18 10:20:40 AM  
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the Taliban might not be very public relations savvy as an organization...
 
2013-07-18 10:21:17 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: Threadjacking is against the rules at fark.com.

And you're trying way too hard.


Sorry.

Can't find a link in English.  :(
 
2013-07-18 10:25:30 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: Threadjacking is against the rules at fark.com.

And you're trying way too hard.


Sorry.
 
2013-07-18 10:26:03 AM  
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Ariel
 
2013-07-18 10:27:11 AM  

KingKauff: I didn't know the Taliban were Republicans


Really?
Here are some characteristics of the two that you should have already known:
Treat homosexuality as a crime
Treat women as unable to make their own choices
Treat education as something only a select few should have access to
Treat their religion as the law of the land
Blame rape victims for the crime
Enact laws to suppress voters
Love guns
 
2013-07-18 10:28:05 AM  

threedingers: Evil: 14 year old girl speaking out against the Taliban and advocating for education.

Acceptable: Shooting a 14 year old girl for speaking out against the Taliban and advocating for education.

This is what they actually believe.

F*cking savages.


It is interesting how they rationalize their evil though.
 
2013-07-18 10:28:29 AM  

Headso: I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the Taliban might not be very public relations savvy as an organization...


To be good at public relations, you have to know what your audience thinks.  When one of the main goals of your organization is to shut out the rest of world, that's kinda hard to do.
 
2013-07-18 10:36:34 AM  
This is a lot like the GOP dilemma of passing immigration reform; education for girls really goes against your core beliefs you have been preaching but is really quite unpopular with a lot of folks.
 
2013-07-18 10:37:33 AM  
But he added: "Taliban believe that you were intentionally writing against them and running a smearing campaign to malign their efforts to establish Islamic system in Swat and your writings were provocative.

He continued, "I mean, come on, we only shot you in the face because we consider your ideas a threat to our existence. Why do you gotta be such a dick about the whole thing?"
 
2013-07-18 10:37:54 AM  

Wellon Dowd: You should realize that our ideas are so unpopular that any discussion of them is dangerous. They must be imposed by force because no sane, thinking person would adopt them voluntarily.


wrong thread, healthcare thread is (4) down
 
2013-07-18 10:39:30 AM  

KingKauff: I didn't know the Taliban were Republicans


I am assured by the Republican Party that the Taliban are Liberals, by virtue of them not being Christians.
 
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