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Tuesday, October 16, 2012


 Angelina Jolie has written a moving article We All Are Malala about the 14 year old girl that the Pakistani Taliban almost murdered because she advocates education for girl children.

No, that is not a typo.  In the eyes of the Taliban her advocacy of education for girls is a capital crime and their rules call for her to be killed without trial.  Their first attempt failed, they have vowed to try again.

There is a bit of good news in this story.
The president of Pakistan has denounced their actions.
The people of Pakistan seem to be quite upset.
The Taliban has threatened the press because they are not getting the treatment in the press that they want.

However, my googling of "denouncing the Taliban over Malala" does not produce a list of Muslim religious leaders who are denouncing this act.

Why are there no religious leaders of the "1.5 billion peace loving Muslims" who are speaking out on this?
Isn't this an opportunity for them to finally lead the 1.5 billion against this sort of thing?
Or do they actually support the Taliban?
Or perhaps they are opposed but, for some unutterable reason, are just refusing to speak out?

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