Via Gateway Pundit, where you can watch the video: Muslims across the Swat valley have been speaking about the attack on 14 year-old activist Malala Yousafzai, calling for the government to punish her attackers. But I say don't get too excited about the headline, read between the lines of what they say.
Remember that the Taliban put a hit out on this little girl, sent their special hit squad to shoot her, for writing a blog advocating for peace and advocating that girls should be able to attend schools. For this they shot her in the head.
The BBC reports that she was flown from Pakistan on a plane from the United Arab Emirates, with a full medical team on board to keep an eye on her. She will be treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham at the specialist major trauma center. The Pakistani government is funding her care (more)
Now to the Fatwa:
Several clerics issued a fatwa against the Taliban for the barbaric shooting.
Clerics on Friday declared the attempt on her life, made by Pakistani Taliban gunmen while the 14-year-old girl was on her way home from school in the Swat valley, to be “un-Islamic”.
The joint fatwa, or religious edict, was issued by at least 50 scholars associated with the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), and appealed to worshippers to observe a “day of condemnation” on Friday.
“Islam holds the killing of one innocent person as killing the entirety of humanity,” Hamid Saeed Kazmi, a former religious affairs minister in Pakistan, told reporters.
[I say really? What about September 11, 2001 and other terror attacks?]
“It also forbids the killing of a woman who has even denounced her religion.”
[I say really? What about all the honor killings of women and girls because they choose to convert or live as Westerners?]
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said Yousafzai, who had risen to international prominence for decrying Taliban efforts to stop girls from attending school in northwest Pakistan, had been “leading a campaign against Islam”.
But the clerics of the SIC said that attacking innocent women and children “was not jihad”. They also said the attackers were “agents of Washington”, defaming Islam, undermining Pakistan and legitimising the branding of Muslims as “terrorists”.
[I say really? It's all Washington's fault?]
Yousafzai remains in critical condition, with doctors fearful of potential brain damage after removing a bullet from her skull. She remains stable and sedated, said a statement at a military press briefing early on Friday afternoon.