Taliban assail Nobel decision
Ismail Khan Published October 11, 2014
PESHAWAR: Members of the media division of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar criticised the awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousufzai, calling her an “agent of kuffar (disbelievers)”.
In English messages posted on Friday on the Twitter accounts of Jamat-ul-Ahrar spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan and the chief of its Ihya-e-Khilafat media division, Saleh Qassam, and media member Ibrahim Khorasani, commented on Malala and the award, together stating that she did not represent Islam.
Also read: TTP commander wishes Malala attack never happened
Ehsanullah threatened that fighters would continue to strike people who took what to them was anti-Islamic positions.
Published in Dawn, October 11th , 2014
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Oct 11, 2014 06:32am
Taliban will assail, because they think they are doing the noble things.
Oct 11, 2014 06:41am
Did he reveal the location?
Oct 11, 2014 07:10am
May you and your mass-murdering ilk soon get confined to the dustbin of history. Taking on a school girl. What an act of 'bravery' that is. You do not represent Islam!
Oct 11, 2014 07:19am
Shame on you TTP.
Oct 11, 2014 07:22am
PTI would whole heartedly agree with the objections of these Taliban savages.
Oct 11, 2014 07:28am
Your right the prize should have gone to you for the good work your doing in the name of Islam.
Oct 11, 2014 07:33am
They are as bad as gangsta rappers from the Ghetto - same disease of young men worshiping weapons and violence.
Oct 11, 2014 08:01am
Followers of terror
Oct 11, 2014 08:13am
these are men who hide in the corners, send child bomber, and shoot those who aspire for knowledge...cowardly men do not represent Islam. They are worse then rats.
Oct 11, 2014 08:20am
Congrats Malala for the Nobel Peace prize....you shot the Taliban right where it hurts them most...
Oct 11, 2014 08:36am
Couldn't Dawn find a better news item than this or at least, interviewed terrorists with a little more personality than these two nincompoops
Oct 11, 2014 08:41am
@Far sight lol real fun
Oct 11, 2014 08:41am
Let this brave pair of Taliban reveal their real names, and not hide behind fake rhyming ones. And the vast majority of their even braver fighters should not hide their faces behind scarves and hi jabs normally worn by women!
Oct 11, 2014 08:54am
TTP is such losers a force of darkness
Oct 11, 2014 09:03am
Well They seem to believe that they are the hot favorites for Nobel peace for all the Nobel works they have been doing and of course the ultimate peace that is assured.
Oct 11, 2014 09:58am
Sorry TTP. Malala has won again. She is only seventeen and kicking your you know what.
Oct 11, 2014 10:01am
In your face animals!!
Oct 11, 2014 10:09am
And they represent Islam? Killers, looters, robbers, kidnappers and rapists.
Oct 11, 2014 10:25am
she doesn't represent Islam, she represents humanity.
Oct 11, 2014 10:26am
the guy on the right is more worried about his lost goat.
Oct 11, 2014 10:37am
Oct 11, 2014 10:42am
You people are Disgust to Religion.
Oct 11, 2014 10:52am
Long live the forces of progess, liberty and creativity. Down with imitators, rigid minds, frozen ideas. Long Live Malaala
Oct 11, 2014 11:36am
Did the Taliban take up the responsibility to decide who represents Islam? By whose authority I might ask? Let us ask the Taliban this: What is your contribution to the welfare and progress of mankind? Are you setting up hospitals or centres of research or learning? Has anyone amongst you written or published a book or even an article setting out an original idea, a vision or a solution to the problems that face the world? Instead, you have bombed schools and murdered health care workers and today we are one of three countries on the planet where Polio thrives. A plague on you and on your beards.
Oct 11, 2014 11:42am
@Z khan taliban is going to represent islam but doesn't even know the meaning of this holy word and wants to put it's own dirty and anti-human rules for the people by giving a title ISLAM.
man mohan singh
Oct 11, 2014 12:05pm
Followers of terror
Oct 11, 2014 12:06pm
These people are hallucinating if they think that they are the custodians of Islam around the globe.
M J Syed
Oct 11, 2014 12:12pm
A theological misunderstanding is one of the core problems. These guys assume that they have responsibility to save our future thereafter. They just want to ensure that we eventually go to heaven. Just that they are sending many of us too quickly! I feel Muslim scholars should address this issue in an international well publicized debate.
Comedy nights with Pakistan
Oct 11, 2014 12:12pm
This is real entertainment. Way to go Pakistan, a true reality show. ;)
Oct 11, 2014 12:56pm
Do not worry. ISIS will give you terror Nobel award.
Oct 11, 2014 01:48pm
Malala is the Harry Potter for the taliban Voldermort. They chose her to their destruction through education.
Oct 11, 2014 02:24pm
What else would you expect from illiterates?
Sanjeev Kumar Yadav
Oct 11, 2014 03:27pm
They think they are noble.
Oct 11, 2014 03:40pm
For the Taliban to appreciate the Peace Prize.. they first have to understand what the word PEACE means
Francis of Assissi
Oct 12, 2014 04:24am
Islam enjoins its followers to IQRA....Seek knowledge even if you have to go to China..... Here all these illiterate factions Al Qaeda, TTP , ISIS and their dirty gangs are working in the opposite direction... With these degenerate, so called "Muslims" ... overrunning established truths ... many steps back to the dark ages. My the Almighty creator of this universe destroy them all including like minded sick persons all over the world ... who are feeling threatened by an educated little Pakistani girl from remote Swat.....
Oct 12, 2014 07:36am
Dear Pakistanis, you are either with Malala or Taliban. There is no third option. Make your choice.
Oct 12, 2014 08:44am
@vlra ........ISLAM PREACHES HUMANITY !.......SHE REPRESENTS IT
Oct 12, 2014 08:10pm
Bunch of losers I hope military strikes completely eradicate these Vermons of society.