I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more striking example of Intelligence vs. Ignorance and Enlightenment vs. Dogma. I wish I believed in hell so I could be certain the idiot Talibs were destined for it.
Ehsanullah Ehsan, chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that Yousafzai “is the symbol of the infidels and obscenity,” adding that if she survived, the group would target her again. In the days following the attack, the Taliban reiterated its justification, saying Yousafzai had been brainwashed by her father: “We warned him several times to stop his daughter from using dirty language against us, but he didn’t listen and forced us to take this extreme step”. The Taliban also justified its attack as part of religious scripture, stating that the Quran “says that people propagating against Islam and Islamic forces would be killed”, going on to say that “Sharia says that even a child can be killed if he is propagating against Islam”.