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Despite Nobel win, Pakistan's Malala hated by many at home

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"detractors who believe her shooting, hospitalization and coma were all staged" That is the stupidest thing I've heard all year. Are you kidding me? Let's see them take an AK-47 round to the head and live to tell about it. "Through Malala they want to malign the image of Pakistan and Islam" Well' DUH. That's what happens when you go shooting high school girls in the head for voicing an opinion.

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All I can say is, "Wow."

I was immediately reminded of returning to my ancestral home in Poland in 1986, while it was still under martial law. There were a lot of negative and spiteful feelings expressed about Lech Walesa winning the Peace Prize a few years earlier. Somewhere it's said that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

If anything, this young woman has done more than any individual to promore a positive image of Pakistan.

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Malala hated by many at home

A world of difference in Human Values here. I prefer my world over theirs.

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This is not unusual among Peace laureates.The Mahatma was also reviled by fanatics within his faith and nation and tragically assassinated by one of his own. There are probably millions with minds twisted by religion who would see her share a similar fate.

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But we all know that the US created the Taliban

It certainly funded them during the Soviet occupation.

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Can any good at all come out of Pakistan and out of Islam?

Single-handedly she has proved this with a resounding YES...!

She is Pakistan's treasure. Enough of the hating.

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Whatever her bravery etc, this essentially adds up to getting a Nobel Prize for being shot. There are plenty other brave people in that benighted part of the world who have given their lives for their beliefs in education, healthcare and so on......

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She was shot because she had already at the age of 11 written a blog for the BBC about life under the Taliban and spoken up for children's right to education. She had also featured in a New York Times documentary. She was shot for speaking out, the shooting being a result, not so much a cause, or at the very least one startling incident in her tumultuous life.

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Nationalists and religious fanatics often react badly to criticism or to having their dirty laundry aired. It's usually a sign of insecurity. Pakistan is a country disfigured by tribalism and religion and is doomed to poverty and backwardness until more people throw off stupid racist ideas and learn to question the belief that Islam is not the solution to all human problems. Whatever your take on Malala receiving the Nobel Prize, I'm just glad that one more person was able to go somewhere better.

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There will always be haters of the Nobel Peace Prize receivers.

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@WakarimasenOCT. 16, 2014 - 11:00AM JST Whatever her bravery etc, this essentially adds up to getting a Nobel Prize for being shot. There are plenty other brave people in that benighted part of the world who have given their lives for their beliefs in education, healthcare and so

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Write just one name of a child you claim that "There are plenty other brave people in that benighted part of the world who have given their lives for their beliefs in education, healthcare and so"

just one child and the name of this chi;d's country. Just one even you claim many.

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These so-called practitioners of Islam are exposed, unveiled, peeped from behind the scenes. Dirty mouthed, foul smelling, women haters/ Mid-evil, narrow minded hogs of the jihadis ground slop feeding pins of Peshawar. Fighters in hard-lined Islamist mode, in fear of a little girl.. And that's just the Way it Is ! You simple minded jerks, I'm so happy to sit in my living room, watching you scream bloody murder, as this girlchild rocks your nasty little world... LOL hahahaha, hahahahah. hahaha. !

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Were I Malala, I'd welcome their hate.

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Whatever her bravery etc, this essentially adds up to getting a Nobel Prize for being shot.

No. This essentially adds up to receiving recognition for her continued outspokenness on behalf of the oppressed women of her country after being shot in the face. It's amazing to me that some people consider bravery as a "whatever" kind of quality. (Are they themselves spiteful cowards?)

There are plenty other brave people in that benighted part of the world who have given their lives

Yes, and Malala would be the first to agree, and acknowledge that she has received much of this honor on their behalf. I'd bet dollars to donuts that she reminds the world of those brave sacrifices in her acceptance address. Like it or not, this brave young woman has become a symbol to the world for all of them.

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Because, they are jealous about Malala.

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“Through Malala they want to malign the image of Pakistan and Islam and they were in search of a figure from this region with a Muslim name, so that they could use her against us,” Khan said.

Sorry to burst your bubble my man, but you don't have to "search" to look for a figure to use against the "image" of Islam. ISIS is doing a great job of that on a daily basis. Just consider the news this week that they sold off the Yazidi women as concubines. Maybe a look in the mirror would be more valuable among Islamics if they are truly concerned about the image of their faith, rather than blaming a victim of the radicalisim they do nothing to stop.

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"Because, they are jealous about Malala."

I agree. She is safe in a Western secular country, where she is truly free. No more Sharia Law (unless she chooses), and no more oppression and misery from a primitive and backward-looking creed.

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