Malala says that what the Taliban do offends Islam — that they’re misunderstanding Islam. They say she is an apostate who is being given awards by the enemies of Islam. They want to kill her. She doesn’t want to kill them. They have already shot her once. This is why we don’t see more genuine Muslim reformers.
“Malala earns awards by ‘working against Islam’: Taleban,” from AFP, October 10 (thanks to Twostellas):
MIRANSHAH (AFP) – The Pakistani Taleban on Thursday said teenage activist Malala Yousafzai had done “nothing” to deserve a prestigious EU rights award and vowed to try again to kill her.
The European Parliament awarded the Sakharov human rights prize to the 16-year-old, who has become a global ambassador for the right of all children to go to school since surviving a Taliban murder attempt.
Malala survived being shot in the head by a TTP gumnan on October 9 last year and is seen as a leading contender for the Nobel Peace prize, to be announced on Friday.
“She has done nothing. The enemies of Islam are awarding her because she has left Islam and has became secular,” Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said by telephone from an undisclosed location.