Who is Malala Yusufzai and why is she being promoted by the west while others like Nabeela, the victim of US drone strikes, is virtually unknown? What about Dr Aafia Siddiqui? We highlight their details.
Nabeela was only eight when she was struck and injured by a US missile strike fired from a drone in Pakistan’s North Waziristan in October 2012. Her 68-year-old grandmother was killed. The Americans refuse to acknowledge their culpability, Nabeela’s story is gradually becoming better known.
Malala Yousufzai is being promoted as part of a Western plan to groom leaders for the Muslim world. Unfortunately most Muslims display extreme naivety when it comes to such plots.
Malala Yusufzai’s Nobel Prize has got the westoxicated Pakistani elite into a tizzy. Suffering from acute inferiority complex, they find solace in acceptance by the west.
Malala Yousafzai's Nobel peace prize award, together with Kailash Satyarthi for 2014 has evoked mixed reaction in her native Pakistan. She is currently studying in England and is unlikely to return to Pakistan any time soon. Two other girls wounded with her when the Taliban attacked their van, have received scant attention leading to speculation that she is being used to promote the west's agenda.
Why is Malala promoted but Nabeela, another Pakistani girl who is the victim of US drone strikes, is ignored, is a question many in Pakistan are beginning to raise including this reader.
The manner in which the plight of two Pakistani girls—Malala and Nabeela—has been addressed or not addressed, says much about the West’s policies and values.
Together with Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International released a 62-page report today about US drone strikes in Pakistan. We give below extract of two cases. Eight-year-old Nabeela (in photo), saw her 68-year-old grandmother blown to pieces by two US drone Hellfire missiles on October 24, 2012. US drone strikes had also killed 18 labourers about to have dinner in Miran Shah, North Waziristan.
Malala Yousufzai has been turned into a poster child for a nefarious agenda.
The attack on Malala Yousafzai last month has evoked worldwide condemnation. From US President Barack Obama to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, all condemned the attack. The question is: why is Malala given so much prominence when other attacks on girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan go virtually unnoticed?