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Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai (REUTERS/ Edgard Garrido)


Taliban, in latest issue of women’s magazine, attacks one of world’s most inspirational women

By WITW Staff on October 19, 2017

A Pakistani Taliban women’s magazine designed to entice women into joining the terror group has targeted Malala Yousafzai in the most recent issue, accusing the Nobel Peace Prize winner of turning people “away from Allah.”

In an article from the English-language magazine which was provided to Newsweek by Jihadi monitoring site Jihadoscope, the militant group condemns Malala’s ongoing efforts to promote education for girls. In 2012, the Taliban had shot a then 15-year-old Malala in the head as retaliation for speaking out about women’s rights and the need to educate girls and women in Pakistan.

“I ask you how your education can the right one when it takes a person away from Allah and away from the purpose of our creation,” the article reads. “The education you are promoting is producing men and women who are destroying the world.”

Other articles in the issue included, “Why Did I Join Mujahideen,” a story purportedly written by a female militant, which explains that “today jihad is obligatory on men and women.”

Since surviving the Taliban’s assassination attempt, Malala has not only won a Nobel Peace Prize, but gone on to found a school for girls, lead a global girl’s education initiative and a campaign on behalf of refugee children, and graduate high school. In August, Malala revealed via Twitter that she had been accepted into Oxford University in England. In recent months, she has criticized Donald Trump for his reaction to the refugee crisis, and her fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, for refusing to stop or even acknowledge the genocide of the country’s Rohingya Muslims at the hands of the Myanmar military.

Read the full story at Newsweek.


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