October 10th, 2012
04:13 AM ET

Taliban attack wounds teen activist blogger

By Shaan Khan, CNN

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - Malala Yousufzai's courageous blogging against the Taliban set her apart from other 14-year-old Pakistani girls.

Growing up in a region once dominated by the Islamic extremists, she knew the fear associated with the word Taliban.

One of her fears came to pass Tuesday, when gunmen sought her out and opened fire on her school van, leaving her seriously wounded along with two other classmates.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Islam • Pakistan

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  1. specials

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    October 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  2. Dawkins is my homeboy

    Yea!!!! Kill girls who speak up, for it is the will of Allah, yeaaaa! Fvck all religion, it breeds stupidity, regardless of region.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:10 am |
  3. Acolyte of Sagan

    A child shot in the face for wanting an education. And all in the name of a god who, if it existed, must have approved because it let it happen. And bother with any bull about it saving her life; that poor child and the two others wounded alongside her will be both physically and mentally scarred by this for the rest of their – hopefully long and happy, but with the fundamentalists one can never be sure – lives.

    And you sick lot still love and worship it in one of its apparently endless guises. All of you believers need to take a good, long, hard look at yourselves.

    October 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
    • Anon

      Sadly they never will.

      October 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
  4. Anon

    The religion of "peace" strikes again.

    October 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
  5. niknak

    Taliban, or xtian, what is the difference?
    The Taliban are where the fundie xtians want to be.
    Where they can kill anyone or destroy anything that goes against them or their imaginary friend.
    Religious people are like Pitt Bulls, one never knows when they will snap and start to kill......

    October 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
    • Here's a Special Gift for You!

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      So, enjoy, and while the pain is shooting down your leg, remember – You're Special!!

      October 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
  6. Hindu blah blah blah cowardly mother fvk ing, dolt, son of absolute garbage called Theen Allah

    Beer break

    October 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  7. krm1007 ©™

    If the Pakistani government cannot manage the country they should resign. This is unacceptable. The people should be on the streets bringing an end to this barbaric talibanistic practice. Enough is enough. Such practices maybe acceptable in India but has no place in a civilized world that we hope Pakistan can become. After all they are our allies and we need to advise them. This young girl needs to be transported immediately to USA for treatment. White House should facilitate this ASAP.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • Zaadozt, Prime of Planet Wooothafuk.

      It's your recall notice, krm1007 ©™. Time to come home.

      October 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  8. Rational Libertarian

    Barbaric thugs.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • Irrational Fascist

      Who are getting away with it because Pakistan is run by Islamist thugs.

      October 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  9. Atheist Hunter

    Report this CNN. Your women and children are next America! Obama wants jihad!

    October 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • Rational Libertarian

      Atheist Hunter, Muslim Hunter, Obama Hunter, Retard.

      Some monikers are more apt than others.

      October 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • Irrational Fascist

      Do tell.

      October 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  10. Reality

    What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon?

    And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror?

    The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means.

    Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed.

    Then we can talk about the safety and location of mosques and what is taught therein.

    Until then, no Muslim can be trusted anytime or anywhere..................................

    October 10, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  11. Dilip Khanna

    In some Haryana villages in India, the young girls are routinely threatened, abused and killed all under Khap (tribe/clan) verdicts. It is acceptable for the families to feed pesticide pills to the teenage girls and then dispose off their bodies by burning them without any police records.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  12. therealpeace2all

    This is one of the most disgusting an abhorrent things I've read in awhile. The Taliban should be rooted out of every hiding place and publicly tortured(slowly) and killed.

    A beautiful girl who just wanted peace and education... to live free.

    This is an absolute travesty.

    God... I hope they somehow find these fvckers. If our military can ever get the taliban, or as many as possible, into one place, it's time to do *whatever is necessary* to take these fvckers out of the gene pool and send them to an early visit with allah and their fvcking vir gins.

    These extreme extremists are certainly not in the U.S., but we have our own problem with fundamentalists right here in our country. With them wanting to limit education, teach creationism as science, stop 'critical thinking' courses as they make children to think for themselves and be disobedient, allegedly to their parents, etc... etc...

    Heck, just read this from this fundamentalist wacko who is; ** advocating the death penalty for children who are disobedient and rebellious to their parents.** 😯 Read it... it's from a guy..."Charlie Fuqua" running for congress in Arkansas.

    ***** http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/charlie-fuqua-arkansas-candidate-death-penalty-rebellious-

    And then there's this guy: "Paul Broun" who believes "evolution comes straight from Satan and the pits of Hell" 😯

    And this guy is, I believe on our governmental 'science' committee, with Todd Akin... I mean, really... you've got to be fvcking kidding me ?


    Yes... these are certainly the extreme fringe here, in the U.S., but also increasingly the fundamentalists are arguably moving farther to the *right* to the positions these crazies hold. Their beliefs are increasingly becoming more and more detrimental to society by the actions that they take. This is arguably where religion and the beliefs that someone holds can and does do *harm.*

    Education is scary to the far right christians, muslims, etc... this example in Pakistan is an example of the fist of extremist religion trying to keep people uneducated so they can't think and the taliban can continue to rule and enforce from their *book of silly.*

    If you don't think that there are aspects of this as far as education and control happening here in the U.S. then you are not seeing what is plainly before our eyes. We have our own here that hold these extremist views with their own *book of silly*

    We must put a stop to this attack on education by the religious fringe before it's too late.



    October 10, 2012 at 5:46 am |
    • Arianna Huffington

      Do you like my new hair color? Why not? Everyone else does. You must have no culture or taste whatsoever. I bet you don't even own a decent piece of couture or a BMW. People like you shouldn't even go outside. Gaaaah. What I have to tolerate. It's simply inhumane.

      October 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  13. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    October 10, 2012 at 4:47 am |
    • Mike

      Prayer turned Mohammed into a pedophile. Prayer really does change things.

      October 10, 2012 at 6:48 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      October 10, 2012 at 10:48 am |
    • Acolyte of Sagan

      Prayer doesn't change things; people do.

      October 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • Maestro

      I read you fvcking stupid post every fvcking day and it is getting tesious as hell. Prayer changed my mind about azzholes like you, and I pray you get a fvcking clue, "Prayer is not healthy".

      October 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
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