National Peace Award winner Malala Yousafzai injured in attack

October 9th, 2012 by | 52 Comments |

Malala Yousafzai, the winner of the first National Peace Award (NPA), has been injured in firing at her home town, Swat.

According to the reports, unidentified assailant opened fire on the vehicle of Malala when she was going towards her home from her school, injuring two girls including Malala.

The attacker wearing police uniform stopped her vehicle near her school and opened fire on Malala after inquiring about her, the reports added.

A private TV channel said, “She received two bullets in the attack and being treated in Saido Sharif hospital”.

The 14-year-old Yousufzai, who belonged to Mingora, struggled for restoring peace in Swat and education for girls in the region for which she was awarded the National Peace Award by former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

When the Taliban had banned education for females in the district, she kept a diary for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and wrote about the misdeeds of militants.

Yousufzai also remained a speaker for the Child Assembly in Swat, which works for child rights in the district.

Later on, she was awarded the first National Peace Award by the government of Pakistan on December 19, 2011 for rendering courageous services to promote peace during the mayhem.

The international children's advocacy group Kids Rights Foundation included Malala among the nominees for the International Children's Peace Prize, making her the first Pakistani girl nominated for the award.

It is important to mention that Malala had been receiving threats to her life, after which she was provided with a special car and unarmed security personnel.

Reza Hasan Laskar, who is correspondence of PTI in Islamabad tweeted, “Taliban spokesperson Ihsanullah Ihsan had said on March 9 that Malala Yousafzai was on the militants' ‘hit list’.”

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  • Comment by Mahboobuddin: ( November 5th, 2012 at 3:31 pm )

    Such girls like Malala should be stonned and kill because she the slave of the British.


  • Comment by Simon Azariah: ( October 20th, 2012 at 6:03 pm )

    Islam ‘may be’ the religion of peace as most Muslims would claim, but the same Muslims do not show any sign of peace in their practice of the their religion which they claim to be peaceful. They say “how can a Muslim do this (i.e., shoot Malala)?”, well my dear hypocrites and bigots asking such questions, yes the shooters are Muslims and they are doing this in the name of Islam. I do not say this…they say it on the media that is accessible to everyone and I am simply quoting them!
    What we really need to see is the real Islam that you claim it is and stop this bigotry!


  • Comment by rana mohsin: ( October 13th, 2012 at 6:30 pm )

    plz islam ka naam badnam na karo , kya kohe musalman ahsa kar sakta hai, ?


  • Comment by Rick: ( October 11th, 2012 at 7:07 pm )

    My point exactly. But it was worth dangling a hook anyway.


  • Comment by Not a Noob Troll: ( October 11th, 2012 at 12:30 pm )

    Lol @ Rick Miller noob trolling.

    Dude do you really think anyone is going to take you seriously? The very counter points to your quotes are in the quotes themselves.


  • Comment by Rick Miller: ( October 10th, 2012 at 8:11 pm )

    And…. Presto!


  • Comment by Rick Miller: ( October 10th, 2012 at 6:54 pm )

    Funny, that.

    I submitted a comment and question, having stated my belief that the majority of Muslims are peaceful, decent people, but then quoting inflammatory sections from the Qu’ran. I admitted Christian fundamentalists are as bad, but that such extremism is not tolerated in western society, and then contrasted it to what happens within Muslim nations and culture.

    And then begged the question: why?

    And it hasn’t appeared. In over an hour.

    As I say. Funny, that.


  • Comment by Rick Miller: ( October 10th, 2012 at 5:58 pm )

    Haroon (or someone else), I do believe the vast majority of Muslims are decent, peaceful people, but I need someone to explain what appear to be fatal – for for Muslim and non Muslim alike – flaws in your culture and religious teachings.

    “Slay them wherever you find them…Idolatry is worse than carnage…Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme.” (Surah 2:190-)

    “Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it.” (Surah 2:216)

    “Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends.” (Surah 5:51)

    “Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme.” (Surah 8:36-)

    “Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]…until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued.” (Surah 9:27-)

    “Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home.” (Surah 9:73)

    “Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them.” (Surah 9:121-)

    Do any of these messages have any place in a world where the majority would strive for peace, tolerance and co-existence? The Qu’ran is a fundamental cornerstone of your religion, and yet despite your protestations, still so many seem hell bent on interpreting it literally and remaining in the middle ages, with its cycles of violence, domination and oppression.

    Killings, worldwide rioting and demonstrations and death threats because of a book, cartoons, and a pathetic, feeble film. A teenage girl is nearly lynched for having been framed for damaging the Qu’ran, (oh, and she’s Christian). Now this.

    And yes, I’m sure I could find similar things in the Bible and yes, I do think Christian fundamentalists could be at least as frightening and unreasoning, given free rein.

    But they’re not, because the majority in those societies will not give them consent. Yet in virtually every Muslim society…….


  • Comment by inaaya: ( October 10th, 2012 at 5:42 pm )

    iiiiiiiiii lllov malala very much nice girl


  • Comment by fatima: ( October 10th, 2012 at 5:41 pm )

    i lov malala very much u are great such a herion in pakistan


  • Comment by Eric Sundqvist: ( October 10th, 2012 at 4:40 pm )

    To you who are saying how “They should be shipped to Arabia,never to be let out of that country” (Daryl) and “Just Kill Every thing for the sake of Islam” (Kakar) should know that you are just as bad as Islamic extremists. To believe in an oppression free world, democracy and freedom of speech and TOLERANCE above all, does not grant you permission to force your believes upon others. There surely is a peaceful solution to the problems in the Middle-East, such as economic cooperation and mutual understanding.
    I DO NOT in by any means have understanding for the extremists way of dealing with problems. I find it childish, shameful and ignorant.


  • Comment by Waqar ali: ( October 10th, 2012 at 3:05 pm )

    Malala ap ny ya qurbane dy k islam or pakistan dono ka sir fakhar sy buland kar dia hy.
    allah ap ko jald saht yab kary or apny maqsad main kamyab kary hm ap k liay duwa go hain.?


  • Comment by Abdul Hanan: ( October 10th, 2012 at 1:04 pm )

    Islam is a peace full religon. Jihad is the fifth main part of the islam.but the problem is that we take Jihad not for peace.Jihad don’t give permission for killing innocent people.
    I love Jihad where innocent Muslims are killed.
    aj kal koi b jihad nai kr raha. Allah ky lia Koi b nai Awaz buland krt.
    Allah Hum sub ko Hadayat dy.
    Ameen


  • Comment by Laila: ( October 10th, 2012 at 11:43 am )

    Dear Malala!
    I received this heart shocking new in Jalalabad Afghanistan, You are our sister! We are proud of your courageous struggle against the insurgents who also destroy our schools and kill our sisters and brothers in Afghanistan!

    You are in the prayers of your Afghan sisters! May Allah Almighty recover soon Ameen !!!

    Laila Durani
    Jalalabad City, Afghanistan


  • Comment by sanford: ( October 10th, 2012 at 10:09 am )

    we should just take out all the non religious sane/decent people in Pakistan and anyone who is pro-religion, anti-female etc gets the nuke problem solved


  • Comment by Sergio: ( October 10th, 2012 at 8:11 am )

    @Abdullah, fuck you you ignorant fanatic. This is why the world is fucked up. No, not because of islam, but because of extremists like yourself who are willing to hurt others just because of an ideal, because they don’t think like you do. Ever hear of the word tolerance? If heaven exists, you should be the last son of a bitch to get there as well as every other extresmist out there.


  • Comment by Gopi: ( October 10th, 2012 at 7:37 am )

    It’s really sad to know someone’s capable to hurt a 14 year old girl, fearing she’s a menace to the militants power or whatever egoisms are involved in this… I don’t know much about their religion, but I don’t agree the violence and stupidity, from the person who shot her, should be attributed to muslism. I hope she’s ok.


  • Comment by vox-nihili: ( October 10th, 2012 at 6:19 am )

    … just like to point out, while everyone’s talking about what Islam is, it’s important to remember this kind of act is usually reserved for the extremist, or whatever dumb*ss the extremist can convince. Most major religions throughout history supported this type of behavior at one time or another…

    I really don’t support religion, but support anyone’s basic right to be as gullible as they want until it causes another harm.


  • Comment by Mitch: ( October 10th, 2012 at 4:43 am )

    Hahaha, oh man. These comments…are…trolling gold.


  • Comment by Matt: ( October 10th, 2012 at 4:35 am )

    An innocent woman gets shot, and all of you guys are debating religion and history. My thoughts and prayers go out to her for a full recovery, and I hope her loved ones are safe and sound.


  • Comment by Logic: ( October 10th, 2012 at 3:27 am )

    So many people here are so quick to jump to the common conclusion of “these crazy Muslims are all about killing.” Keep in mind that this girl is also Muslim. Not only that, but the information you’re basing this conclusion on is very biased that’s giving all the attention to the proverbial squeaky wheel and not to the countless good Muslims in action there. Tell me how many of you knew of this girl before she became relevant to supporting your own biased viewpoint; she was a good person doing good in that area even before getting injured. The conflict there is not so much religious fanatics as it is illiterate warmongers using the name of religion to spread their ideology. Take your information with a grain of salt.


  • Comment by DreamReliquary: ( October 10th, 2012 at 3:22 am )

    It’s a pretty depressing sight to see all these bullshit messages about religion of peace. Guess what, every religion has a minority that no-one likes. Westboro Baptist? The KKK? Army of God? Hutaree?

    Guess what leads people there? Zealots mindlessly following a doctrine to their grave thinking they’re doing “God’s work.”

    Grow the hell up, people. Why are there so few adults these days?


  • Comment by DreamReliquary: ( October 10th, 2012 at 3:21 am )

    It’s a pretty depressing sight to see all these bullshit messages about religion of peace. Guess what, every religion has a minority that no-one likes. Westboro Baptist? The KKK? Army of God? Hutaree?

    Guess what leads people there? Zealots mindlessly following a doctrine to their grave thinking they’re doing “God’s work.”

    Grow the fuck up, people. Why are there so few adults these days?


  • Comment by areeb: ( October 10th, 2012 at 2:34 am )

    The only reason you say such things is because you only see the side the media portrays you can’t just make such large generalizations toward a whole race of people not all Muslims are just terrorists. I hope I can speak for the whole Muslim community but those terrorists you see on tv are not Muslims they are terrible human beings but in the end just because there are just a few bad people out there dosn’t mean that everyone s bad if I judge you that way how would you feel?


  • Comment by RJ: ( October 10th, 2012 at 2:17 am )

    Where is the Muslim outcry, the gathering in the streets, rioting and the all-out refusal to accept this kind of barbarian activity from a group of their own? Is this not blasphemy of a ‘peaceful’ religion?

    Until ALL Muslims as a UNITED PEOPLE make an active effort to end these murderous efforts from their own kind, the view of the world will remain: Islamic religion is the evil.


  • Comment by TJ: ( October 10th, 2012 at 12:14 am )

    Dear Abdullah: ( October 9th, 2012 at 9:39 pm )

    WTF is the matter with you? Besides being completely ignorant, I mean. You think this 14-year old child should be stoned to death? What century are you living in? Feel free to practice your so-called “religion” yourself or with other nutjobs, but quit pushing your archaic, bigoted, ignorant and out-dated beliefs on others. It’s ridiculous that a teenager who was simply advocating literacy is percieved as such a threat to cowardly grown men. One. Little. Girl.


  • Comment by Star: ( October 9th, 2012 at 11:37 pm )

    Darryl, congratulations, you’ve just crossed the line into completely ignorant and therefore anything else you have to say on the subject is completely void. You obviously know nothing about the religion of Islam or its true values. There are sick people and extremists in every culture, Christians bomb abortion clinics all the time. Take your bigotry and ignorance somewhere else.


  • Comment by Mo: ( October 9th, 2012 at 11:30 pm )

    Hey guys, this isn’t islam, the contents of the koran are very similar to the bible in regards to violence. The problem is that this civilization is still stuck in the 17th century. Blaming this on islam isn’t fair to the millions and millions of muslims that are civilized and that live in your own city.

    The biggest issue in the middle east is Women rights, its despicable that these countries still abuse women and treat them less than human. There are islamic countries that treat women fairly such as Morrocco, Turkey and Jordan.

    And this is why the uprising is extremely important, we are starting to hear more and more of these stories now because there is a scope in that region.

    The solution is for us not intervene in a military way. We need to support the civil wars that are about to happen or are happening (syria). via technology (communication) and aid. Eventually true democracy will come out.


  • Comment by Emilio Gomez: ( October 9th, 2012 at 11:28 pm )

    Terrible news and horrible society to live in. It gives me hope to know people are still standing up to their oppressors but how much more will they have to pay? Keep fighting never give up.


  • Comment by Joe Anyman: ( October 9th, 2012 at 11:26 pm )

    Anyone who believes in killing for their religion should start with themselves.


  • Comment by Brian: ( October 9th, 2012 at 11:23 pm )

    The Taliban isn’t really isn’t Islam. It’s an abomination. I’m not big on religion, but it can be a channel for community to come together, and to help people deal with life’s struggles. The Taliban is like the “Christian” fundamentalists behind witch burning in the middle ages. Don’t point fingers at Islam if you are a Christian. Both traditions have been used to justify crimes against humanity. The Taliban needs to be absolutely one-hundred percent destroyed with an iron first. Maybe if Muslims, Christians, and Hindus in the surrounding regions came together, the Taliban could be obliterated once and for all. There is nothing good about them. They are evil incarnate.


  • Comment by MattKeller: ( October 9th, 2012 at 11:15 pm )

    Anyone who this Islam is a religon of fanatical killing is wrong. True muslims are kind and caring. I’s the narrow mindedness of the people who just focus on the bad and not the good that make it appear that way. Radical extremists are just that radical and extreme. I remember when the Christians would burn young girls at the stake because of they were deemed as witches.


  • Comment by Justin Brown: ( October 9th, 2012 at 11:01 pm )

    Abdullah, infidel child?? How can you say that a 14 year old who has THE MOST distinguished award in the world is doing something wrong? How can you be so cruel, heartless, and all out godless in the face of innocent children. NO where in any bible does it condone any sort of violence against the innocent, and any argument for religious violence is an obvious misinterpretation of GODs word, no matter which denomination of GOD you choose. IT IS NOT OKAY TO ATTACK THE INNOCENT. And besides, once you Islam extremists (NOT ALL MUSLIMS) get your way in killing everyone who does not agree with you then what? What will you do when every one who opposes one religion is dead? Do you even have the capacity of thinking beyond who your next “religiously justified” killing will be? You and your mentality is what halts necessary love and productive thinking. By stopping these necessary progressions of civilization, you are halting the very meaning of life. It is time to wake up from this false sense of hatred against your fellow man. Understanding, acceptance, and mutuality are what sets us humans apart from barbaric animals.


  • Comment by Nasar: ( October 9th, 2012 at 10:45 pm )

    >Abdullah: ( October 9th, 2012 at 9:39 pm )
    >Why are people thinking this infidel child is >innocent? This sick child was doing devils work and >should’ve been stoned. I’m glad she was killed. >Todays muslims are starting to blurr the line >between human conscience and Islamaic Ideology.
    >Be muslim or be kafir. there is nothing inbetween.

    People like you are the scum of the earth.


  • Comment by Alisha: ( October 9th, 2012 at 10:35 pm )

    Darryl: If you allow one bad example frame your perspective on a certain group, perhaps you should add to your list every other major religion. This is a good example of how media can indoctrinate citizens into believing in misinformed ideals of a very broad categorization of people and a way of life.


  • Comment by Darryl: ( October 9th, 2012 at 10:03 pm )

    Islam is not a religion of peace, it is religion of violence, intolerance, bigotry, descrimination against women and children , in fact, it presently is the most deadliest threat to human existence!


  • Comment by shabbir bootwala: ( October 9th, 2012 at 9:57 pm )

    Absolutely horrifying picture of religious fanatics.They should be shipped to Arabia,never to be let out of that country.


  • Comment by Mohammed: ( October 9th, 2012 at 9:56 pm )

    I guess they will use the no true scotsman fallacy again. Oh wait they already have.

    Wish you sick religious people would go to your respective heavens or hells already and let the rest of us be.


  • Comment by Simon: ( October 9th, 2012 at 9:49 pm )

    Saying these extremists represent the whole is Islam is like suggesting that the KKK or the IRA represent the whole of Christianity. All commit atrocities on their fellow human beings claiming to represent their banner but are no more Christian than these terrorists are Muslim.


  • Comment by Dev: ( October 9th, 2012 at 9:43 pm )

    Interesting how most people are quick to say “damn Muslims”. You do realize the girl spreading peace is Muslim…right?


  • Comment by Abdullah: ( October 9th, 2012 at 9:39 pm )

    Why are people thinking this infidel child is innocent? This sick child was doing devils work and should’ve been stoned. I’m glad she was killed. Todays muslims are starting to blurr the line between human conscience and Islamaic Ideology.

    Be muslim or be kafir. there is nothing inbetween.


  • Comment by Haroon R. Abbasi: ( October 9th, 2012 at 9:07 pm )

    This is not an attack that would be allowed in any definition by Islam! Just by crazy Muslims! We cannot harm children, the elderly, those who are not fighting against us, or even plants and animals! This is sickening and I am sick of these fools giving Islam a bad name!

    What constitutes these types of actions? Mass illiteracy, lack of education, arrogance, people follwoing whatever they are told..


  • Comment by andsens: ( October 9th, 2012 at 8:34 pm )

    > Islam truly is a religion of peace. When the fanatics kill everyone they
    > disagree with, then I suppose there will be some amount of peace, right?
    Well yes, except then you have the Shiite and the Sunni’s going at it, quarrelling about which version of the Islam is better.
    After that, then yes maybe the fighting will stop.
    Except, then you have the whole tribal stuff going on, which most islamic countries somehow are still into. Hm, I wonder what part of their culture prevented them from becoming civilized like us?


  • Comment by Rick Sparks: ( October 9th, 2012 at 7:58 pm )

    Islam truly is a religion of peace. When the fanatics kill everyone they disagree with, then I suppose there will be some amount of peace, right?


  • Comment by Asbah: ( October 9th, 2012 at 7:42 pm )

    this is really saddening. a 14 year old was on the talibans hit list and she was attacked for promoting literacy


  • Comment by Mike: ( October 9th, 2012 at 7:38 pm )

    Muslim extremists, which there are many of, take joy and delight in the torture and pain and death of innocent people, they cheer pain and death with a joy and passion that is sickening. They all need to be put to death like the disease that they are, the worst sort of people ever, most individuals in that movement have more hatred and death thirst than Hitler at his worst. I pray they are rounded up and shot like dogs.


  • Comment by Earl: ( October 9th, 2012 at 6:45 pm )

    Rather makes a person wonder what kinds of cowards these men are that they have to attempt murder on a 14 year old girl.
    I’m also impressed that a young girl can instill such fear into these men that they feel she must die. Are they worried that if women get an education they’ll realize what criminals these men are? Perhaps with education the people of the region will realize that the Taliban way is the wrong way and their power will be diminished. Not a bad thing.


  • Comment by cbk: ( October 9th, 2012 at 6:42 pm )

    Get well, girl. You’ve done amazing things in your 14 years. Defy the ignorant cavemen by living a full long life.


  • Comment by Clara Hamilton: ( October 9th, 2012 at 6:35 pm )

    This is really terrible :(


  • Comment by Michael: ( October 9th, 2012 at 6:27 pm )

    An entity subject to worship demanding death and terror at the slightest provocation, ordering the destruction of life and property at the most innocent missteps, requiring blood in consequence of the most innocuous imperfections, and which is devoid of tolerance, forgiveness and consideration can only be demonic in its nature. Its vassals, hypnotized beyond repair, and knowing justice only as a dispensation of atrocities must be fought with greater means and greater resolve than theirs for peace and reason to prevail. It can’t be done attempting to plug weeds dressed like daisies hiding behind daisies from a meadow; it can’t be done without a sacrifice, without a countless tragedies. And so it has been done before. There is no magic bullet trained to strike down only enemies; but without decisive actions we will soon be subjugated by accretion, and the greater picture to emerge won’t be a rosy one.


  • Comment by Kakar: ( October 9th, 2012 at 2:44 pm )

    New difition of Jihad by Taliban… No care for children, women and animals.. Kill every thing for the sake of Islam…. the Islam of GHQ….


  • Comment by Kakar: ( October 9th, 2012 at 2:21 pm )

    What a New Jihad this is, No Care of Children, Women and Animals… Just Kill Every thing for the sake of Islam………… Very shameful act.