Pakistani Clerics Issue Fatwa Against Taliban After Teen Girl Is Shot in Head

Muslims across the Swat valley have been speaking about the attack on 14 year-old activist Malala Yousafzai, calling for the government to punish her attackers.

Several clerics issued a fatwa against the Taliban for the barbaric shooting.
Aljazeera reported:

Religious leaders in Pakistan have condemned the shooting of teenage education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, during a special day of prayer across the country.

Clerics on Friday declared the attempt on her life, made by Pakistani Taliban gunmen while the 14-year-old girl was on her way home from school in the Swat valley, to be “un-Islamic”.

The joint fatwa, or religious edict, was issued by at least 50 scholars associated with the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), and appealed to worshippers to observe a “day of condemnation” on Friday.

“Islam holds the killing of one innocent person as killing the entirety of humanity,” Hamid Saeed Kazmi, a former religious affairs minister in Pakistan, told reporters.

“It also forbids the killing of a woman who has even denounced her religion.”

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said Yousafzai, who had risen to international prominence for decrying Taliban efforts to stop girls from attending school in northwest Pakistan, had been “leading a campaign against Islam”.

But the clerics of the SIC said that attacking innocent women and children “was not jihad”. They also said the attackers were “agents of Washington”, defaming Islam, undermining Pakistan and legitimising the branding of Muslims as “terrorists”.

Yousafzai remains in critical condition, with doctors fearful of potential brain damage after removing a bullet from her skull. She remains stable and sedated, said a statement at a military press briefing early on Friday afternoon.

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  • Patty

    They also said the attackers were “agents of Washington”, defaming Islam, undermining Pakistan and legitimizing the branding of Muslims as “terrorists”.

    Sorry, I don’t understand this statement, at all.

  • Ghost

    wouldn’t it be great if this could be believed?

  • valerie

    #1 October 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    Patty commented:

    I am sure the “agents of Washington” part was an intentional insult. The other parts are simply true. Islamist terrorists engage in blasphemy against both Allah and Islam, by lying about the nature of both, they engage in hirabah (illegal warfare), not jihad (true spiritual struggle), they do undermine Pakistan, because they try to disable half the population from engaging in any economic activity, a burden the country cannot afford, and because they claim to be good Muslims and yet engage in terrorism (hirabah), they make other Muslims look bad.

  • No demands to kill the perpetrators? Funny how fatwas against anti-islam books and movies come with calls to kill the writer or producer. But attempting to murder a little girl, just a “un-islamic.”

  • bg
  • Patty

    #3 October 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    valerie commented:

    thank you, I look for the good in just about everyone. But this is testing all my brains cells. I mean I just don’t get any of it. I don’t trust any of the Middle East except for Israel.

    I realize this young girl was(is, praying for a full recovery) so good, and most women are struggling so much and in them there is the good. I am a naive person but I wish these women would take over. I believe the men, (few) are good but they are killed for it.

    It disgust me to know end the treatment of women and children. We aren’t the enemy.

  • NOW does not consider this girl being shot as part of the war on women. isn’t wasn’t done by the tea party.

  • Patty


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    Is it in America’s national security interests to have Turkish contractors and their families flooding into America’s heartland and settling in semi-autonomous zones out of the reach of American authorities? Especially if their intent is to form intimate business and social ties with a long-aggrieved minority group?

    H.R. 2362 was narrowly defeated on July 23, when a “suspension of the rules” vote (usually reserved for non-controversial votes with limited debate) failed to attain the required two-thirds majority. But troublingly, 220 representatives voted in favor — representing both parties and all ideological strains — with 160 opposed and 49 abstaining.

    The bill could come up for a vote again at any time.

    In the original version of H.R. 2362, the stated purpose was:

    [To] encourage increased levels of commerce and economic investment [with Native American tribes] by private entities incorporated in or emanating from the Republic of Turkey.

    It allowed for select Native American tribes to lease land held in trust by the United States:

    … [for] a project or activity … in furtherance of a commercial partnership involving one or more private entities incorporated in or emanating from the Republic of Turkey.{…………….}

  • donh

    Allah does not accept this sacrifice because the girl survived the attack, and she was not raped before being shot. The Imams must renounce any man who would be so weak to use a gun on a young girl and fail to take her life at that…. The attacker has made the girl look stronger than the man acting in faithful obediance to Muhammed’s commands, and caused great shame to Allah. They must disown the terrorist to save face.

  • Patty

    know end, correction, NO end.

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  • bg


    we do not listen,

    we’re not listening still.. *sigh*

    more at links, in connecting links, and
    scroll threads for more, or not.. *sigh*


  • bg


    donh #9 October 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    really dohn, even that’s beneath you..


  • bg
  • donh

    #13…yes bg…I repect your stomach turns …but its true …and somebody has to say the truth.

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  • Mama Grizzly

    On Malala:

    Sorry, but dohn is right.

    We pray for a full recovery, and would hope Pakistan would allow the world’s best doctors to see to her … if they are interested, that is. At least it’s still a pre-obamacare world and our surgeons are still out there.

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  • Brian Smaller

    “even if they denounce their religion”

    Yeah right. I guess those who face execution for converting to another religion from Islam just don’t count.

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  • bigkahuna

    Are the not basically the same thing ? Animals

  • bg


    donh #15 October 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    oh please, it’s not true, and you know it..

    it’s nothing more or less than your macabre genre opinion..


  • Kathteach

    Sorry – after all I’ve learned in the last month about Pakistan, their clerics making PR statements that probably come from K Street in Washington DC mean nothing.

    These people would kill us all in a NY minute if they only could,

    I get to kind of hate them, OK? Because that’s how I was raised up – once you know your enemy, be very wary when they try to pretend they want to be friends.

    Where was Osama Bin Laden found to be hiding? Pakistan.

    I wish their PR firm would get Americans because we see right through the spin.

  • Jerry C

    imams issuing fatwas for the killing of “________”. Just insert whatever you want for the blank.

  • BarbaraS

    Yeah, sure. Against islam to kill women and children, huh? What about the women and girls you stoned or caned to death because they were raped? What about young boys hanged for minor infractions? What about hands and feet cut off? What are these “religious” guys trying to do? Lull the rest of the world into thinking islam is not a terrorist religion? Good luck with that.

  • BarbaraS

    Also, he waited some time to come out with this. Was it because of world outrage and he wanted to get on the bandwagon? Is this a muslim trait to not let a crisis go to waste or is it limited to dims?

  • Ryan

    damn. he was doing so good. I was starting to think the support of Pakistan was worth while until he said that the Taliban attackers were somehow “Agents of Washington.”

  • tg

    Hey, bg (#’s 5,12,13,14, & 22) — lighten up on the anti-Islamic bigotry!

  • bg

    re: tg #28 October 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    oh, i bet you think you’re
    funny, IDiots usually do..


  • another fatwa. they have as many fatwas as we have laws. do their lawyers make money off the fatwas like ours do off all the laws?