I am not Malala, I am Muslim, I am Pakistani: “The book is written with the aim to reveal the truth and counter anti-Islamic propaganda and expose the nefarious designs of anti-Islam forces.” The funny thing is that Malala herself insists that everything she stands for is completely Islamic, and that the Taliban and her other opponents are misunderstanding and misinterpreting Islam. So how did the All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) end up among the misunderstanders?
“‘I am not Malala’ launched,” The Nation, November 11, 2015 (thanks to Loren):
ISLAMABAD: ‘I am not Malala’ — a rebuttal of Malala Yousufzai’s memoir ‘I am Malala’ — was launched yesterday to counter the narrative. The youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Malala Yousufzai’s book “I Am Malala” was published in October 2013 that was co-authored by British journalist Christina Lamb. ‘I am not Malala, I am Muslim, I am Pakistani’ is a story of gallant Pakistani daughters and sons who take pride in being Pakistanis unlike Malala, said the author of the book, Mirza Kashif Ali, President All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF).
“The book is written with the aim to reveal the truth and counter anti-Islamic propaganda and expose the nefarious designs of anti-Islam forces,” he said. The association that represents 173,000 private schools including the elite schools systems that banned Malala’s book last year in all private schools and colleges terming it highly ‘controversial’.
The association is going to move the court on November 13 to ban “I Am Malala” across the country, Mirza announced. “Malala is the darling of the West and Shiv Sena. Those who created al Qaeda and ISIS created Malala. Why is Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai working as education attaché in Pakistani mission in Britain and UN?” Mirza….
Mirza said “Malala termed Satanic Verses – the book of Indian origin British novelist Salman Rushdi [sic] – as freedom of expression and never uttered a single word of condemnation against the blasphemous sketches. Why she never uttered a single word of condemnation against Israeli aggression or brutality in Gaza or against the atrocities of Boko Haram in Nigeria.”
“She has formed strong nexus with Salman Rushdie and Bangladeshi writer Tasleema Nasreen, and also believes in their ideology,” he alleged. “Malala says that she does not fear the Taliban any longer but will she return to Pakistan if she has no fears?” he questioned. “She will never do so because she will lose support of her masters and the easy money flowing in,” he further alleged.
Kashif said the APPSF went on a countrywide strike when Malala was attacked and the entire staff and students of private schools expressed solidarity with her. “We are not against her but the ideology being imposed on us by such traitors and billions of dollars of Malala Fund are being used for this to introduce secular curriculum.”