Taliban’s senseless desperation behind their brutality

By David Rothkopf

Why the Taliban can’t win in its fight against the future — and other bad omens for 2015.

Jihadis are waging the most futile war possible. Perhaps that explains the senseless desperation behind their brutality. They are not battling America or the West or regimes that seek to end their violence. Rather, . . . → Read More: Taliban’s senseless desperation behind their brutality

Malala and Satyarthi receive joint Nobel Peace Prize

Malala and Kailash Satyarthi receive joint… by mi-tech

Both recipients of the award gave a speech at the ceremony in Oslo

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have received the Nobel Peace Prize awards.

The Nobel committee described both laureates as “champions of peace”.

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Women who survive violence

Malala’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize has led to general jubilation. It also caused some low-intensity myopic national outrage about imperialist manipulation or her being anti-Islam; some diasporic drivel about drone victims being comparably morally superior; and some global silliness such as Time magazine equating her with pop singer Taylor Swift for setting standards of . . . → Read More: Women who survive violence

Malala gets U.S. Liberty Medal

Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday and pledged her $100,000 award to education in Pakistan.

Yousafzai won the annual prize from the National Constitution Center for her “courage and resilience in the face of adversity and for serving as a . . . → Read More: Malala gets U.S. Liberty Medal

Time to actually hear what Malala Yousafzai has been saying

Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in history, sharing it this year with India’s Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist.

Ms. Yousafzai, from Pakistan’s picturesque Swat Valley, was shot in the head by a member of the Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP or Pakistani Taliban Movement) two years ago this . . . → Read More: Time to actually hear what Malala Yousafzai has been saying

Malala supports dialogue with the terrorists

While there is an ongoing debate on the merit and demerit of pursuing peace dialogue with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Malala Yousafzai, who was herself targeted by militants on November 9, 2012, supports talks.

She said the problem of militancy should be addressed through dialogue. “You cannot end a war through war nor peace is . . . → Read More: Malala supports dialogue with the terrorists

Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label

PLENTY, if it happens to be ‘Taliban Khan’. The wit who bestowed the nickname on Imran Khan probably had no idea how lethally accurate this label would prove to be. He may have intended to be ironic, but turned out to be prescient.

The TTP, in nominating the PTI chief to their negotiating team, recognised . . . → Read More: Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label

National Women’s Day- Stand Straight Stand Proud

No one thought that Zia’s amendments to the Constitution would ever be implemented till, two years after the legislation, Fehmida was sentenced to 100 lashes and Allah Bukhsh to death by stoning for committing ‘zina’ [Fehmida had married Allah Bukhsh, an already married man, without her family’s approval].

Out of the . . . → Read More: National Women’s Day- Stand Straight Stand Proud

Diana’s Charmer Hasnat Khan treating Pervez Musharraf

Hasnat Khan, the heart surgeon who had a two-year affair with Diana, Princess of Wales, is caring for Pervez Musharraf.

The heart surgeon whom the late Princess of Wales called “Mr Wonderful” is being consulted over the health of former Pakistanimilitary ruler Pervez Musharraf, it has been revealed.

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Malala steals limelight among stars

There was a flamboyant pop star; a legendary singer; a TV star, some supermodels, and one of the world’s most powerful philanthropists. Even a former secretary of state who may soon be running for president.

But of the 13 prominent women who appeared onstage Monday night at the GlamourWomen of the Year awards in New York, . . . → Read More: Malala steals limelight among stars