Thursday, July 18, 2013
Pakistani Taliban Ask Malala To Come Back Home
A Taliban commonder has written to Pakistani girl activist Malala Yousufzai, saying he regretted her shooting lasst year by militants andurging her to come home. On July 12, she addressed the world in an eletrifyinng speech at the United Nations in which she said the pen was mightier than the sword. In a fiery, densely written letter packed with references to philosophers and politicians, commonder Adnan Rasheed said he wished he could have told her to "rfrain from Anti-Taliban activities" to prevent the attack. " My all emotions were brotherly for you because we both belong to the same Yousufzai tribe," he wrote in the English-language letter dated July 15, and confirmed as authentic by Taliban. " At the end I advise you to come back home" Rasheed wrote adding that she should join female Islamic School and use her pen for Islam. Rasheed, a former Pakistan Air Force Officer once jailed to assinate former president Musharraf, denied that Taliban attacked her because of her compasign asgainst Taliban efforts to deny girls education. " Please mind that Taliban or Mujahidin are not agasinst of education of men or women or girls" "Taliban believe that you were intentionally writing against them and running a smearing compaign to malign their efforts to establish Islamic system in Swat and your writings were provocative." In the four-page letter he goes on to accuse the West of imposing their standards on other nations and showed intentiomns to attack figures including Us president Barack Obama as well as jews.