by Zahid Khan (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 41, No. 10, Muharram, 1434)
Malala Yousufzai has been turned into a poster child for a nefarious agenda.
Thank you for clarifying the saga of Malala Yousufzai. While everyone must sympathize with this young girl for what she has suffered, it is absolutely shocking how her tragedy has been exploited by various interested parties to advance their own agenda. The most disgusting part was played by the Pakistani media and the secular establishment. They have never expressed any sympathy with the thousands of children murdered by the Americans in drone attacks yet they suddenly discovered Malala Yousufzai.
Let me state for the record that I support every girl’s right to education. Islam also emphasizes acquiring knowledge. But what we have in Pakistan is a campaign to impose Western values under the guise of education. In reality it is indoctrination. If all the secularists and their media bedfellows who are jumping up and down like monkeys are so concerned about girls’ education, why don’t they demand that Pakistan should allocate more than the paltry sum it does to education and health in its budget? It is clear that Malala is being used for a different purpose altogether.
Mardan, KP, Pakistan