Colombo Telegraph

Malala Was Shot For ‘Attacking Islam’

Still smarting over their failure to kill Malala Yousafzai, a Taliban leader in Pakistan told ABC News that, given the opportunity, they would have another go at assassinating her.

Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said:

We targeted Malala Yousafzai because she attacked Islam and make a jokes on Islam, if we found her again then we would definitely try to kill her and will feel proud on her death. We didn’t target her for spreading education in her area, we targeted her for making jokes of Islam, and that was enough reason for attacking her.

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Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, center, flanked by his bodyguards, talks to reporters at an undisclosed location in Pakistani tribal area of Waziristan along Afghanistan border on October 5. (Ishtiaq Mahsud/AP)

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