Taliban assail Nobel decision

Updated October 11, 2014


Ehanullah Ehsan.—File photo courtesy Zahir Shah Sherazi
Ehanullah Ehsan.—File photo courtesy Zahir Shah Sherazi

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.

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Ehsanullah threatened that fighters would continue to strike people who took what to them was anti-Islamic positions.

Published in Dawn, October 11th , 2014