No sooner did Malala Yousafzai was announced the winner of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize along with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, than terror outfit Pakistan Taliban, that shot her in head two years ago, came out with a warning, calling her the ‘enemy of Islam’.
In a tweet, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan says that Taliban has got ‘sharp& shiny knives’ ready for Malala, who is spreading the ‘propaganda of Kuffar’.
In another tweet, Taliban spokesperson appears to have mocked the naming of Nobel Peace Prize after Alfred Nobel, who had invented Dynamite (explosives).
The threatening comes just after Malala became the youngest one ever to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Malala, a teen Pakistani activist for girl child’s education, shot to fame when she was shot in head by Taliban for writing against them in a BBC Urdu blog.
The threat remains as the Taliban has reiterated its intent to attack her for being an ‘enemy of Islam’.
But Malala’s spirit remains unshaken as she marches on her path as a harbinger of education.
Her prominence on global canvas was highlighted as she was invited to make a speech at the UN on her birthday and also to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen.
Last year in October, Malala also released her memoir titled – “I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban”, co-written by Christina Lamb.
In her autobiography, Malala has recounted the Taliban horror, of the time of the militant rule in Swat valley, the moment she was shot, and also interesting details like how her father Ziauddin briefly considered becoming a jihadist.
The memoir presents an account of the brutal Taliban rule in Swat valley and also her new life in England, where she feels homesickness and a sort of cultural shock which she and mainly her mother felt on seeing less-clad girls walking alone or socialising openly with men in restaurant s or other public places.
Malala is still like any other teengaer, who counts Justin Bieber and ‘Twilight’ novel among her favourites. She idolises Benazir Bhutto and also wants to join politics so that all girls in Pakistan can have unrestrained access to education.