Saturday, October 12, 2013

Malala Yousafzai didn't need to win Nobel Peace Prize

And this video shows why (though she would undoubtedly have been a more worthy Nobel laureate than some recent recipients - like Al Gore, Barack Obama and the European Union).

In the West, Malala's words about hitting a Taliban assassin with her shoe would be interpreted as a (rather hysterical) act of self defence, hence the laughter of the audience. In Islam, however, showing the sole of your shoe or throwing a shoe at someone is a sign of great disrespect, as President George W Bush once discovered. In that religio-cultural context, Malala is declaring that she would let the Taliban know that she did not disrespect them before they proceeded to kill her.

There is, in that remarkable gesture, more than a hint of "forgive them, for they know not what they do".

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."


Blogger Brian West said...

YG, Viacom has blocked the showing of this video clip.

12 October 2013 at 11:35  
Blogger Uncle Brian said...

Perhaps a transcript, Your Grace?

12 October 2013 at 12:06  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...


Malala is declaring that she would let the Taliban know that she did not *disrespect* them before they proceeded to kill her.

Typo error or Freudian slip.

After reading this post Ernst had to check his calender that April 1st had not come early or the medications were messed up. (Sermon on the Mount was for Christians and not non believers!.

Bloomin IVOITUS.. It's plague-like and can infect anyone!

Blofeld (with long pole in hand with excrement on the end*


What of the bravery of the individuals in attacks on Christians in Egypt, Syria Iraq etc by those of that faith it calls itself ..Peace to those in the west dupeable rather than it's true meaning in Arabic SUBMIT.??? Err It appears the west are not interested and would rather beautify a sufferer of the Muslim faith at Muslim hands..and you join in the process of glorification...For Medhi Hassan and others to say. Oh what a nice Kuffar.

My Question: Can their be a Good Nazi as there appears to be a good Muslim..Both had ideology of supremacy, a beloved 'Leader', Own document of gaining political power whether Aryan (Mein Kampf) or pagan Arabist (Koran), slaughter as a means of advancement etcetera etcetera.

The only difference appears the hilariously unlikelihood that Muslims came from Abraham.

You appear to be infected with the Diana disease that blinded a large part of the populist culture.

Exsúrgat Deus et dissipéntur inimíci ejus: et fúgiant qui odérunt eum a fácie ejus.

Sicut déficit fumus defíciant; sicut fluit cera a fácie ígnis, sic péreant peccatóres a fácie Dei.

12 October 2013 at 12:15  
Blogger Nick said...

Found a working version of the video at....

12 October 2013 at 12:39  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...


Video link fixed (until this one is taken down by YouTube as well).

12 October 2013 at 12:52  
Blogger Uncle Brian said...

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12 October 2013 at 13:09  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Can we dare hope to have witnessed a future prime minister of Pakistan...

12 October 2013 at 13:16  
Blogger Nick said...

She is indeed a remarkable girl. It is just a pity that she represents such a hateful religion. I'm sure the Nobel PC prize thing is a lot do with her appeal to the feminist movement, as well as her promotion through the PC media. There are certainly many other brave and unfortunate children in that part of the world. We don't hear about them because they are not useful to BBC / C4's political agenda

12 October 2013 at 13:24  
Blogger seanrobsville said...

There are indeed many good people who have the misfortune to be born as Muslims. But these decent folk have no chance of reforming Islam from within, because unlike Christianity and Buddhism, Islam contains no scriptural restraints on violence (in fact quite the contrary).

Hence the thugs and psychopaths will always dominate the peaceful adherents, and when it comes to leadership contests, the scum will always rise to the top.

So there is no hope of a peaceful Islam ever emerging. You might as well expect a law-abiding Mafia.

Any Western hopes of moderation in Islam are dangerous delusions based on liberal wishful-thinking and taqiyya from Islamic subversives. A non-violent Islam would no longer be Islam (ask the Ahmadiyyas).

12 October 2013 at 16:03  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

Before we hail the child as a peacemaker, oughtn’t we to ascertain whether she repudiates the violent teachings of her religion? If she does, can she still claim to be a Muslim?

[2:85] Can you believe in one part of the Scriptures and deny another? Those of you that act thus shall be rewarded with disgrace in this world and with a grievous punishment on the Day of Resurrection.

If she doesn’t repudiate them, why are we fawning over her? Because she looks sorta sweet in a headscarf and our brains are so befuddled by relativism that we can’t tell right from wrong anymore?

12 October 2013 at 18:23  
Blogger Uncle Brian said...

With all due respect to the Pakistani Taliban:

“It was my parents’ idea that I should go into the jihad business,” Latif told CIA interrogators in his Guantanamo Bay hotel room, Saturday. “Foolishly, perhaps, I gave way to family pressure. Left to myself, I’m sure I would have had a successful career as a model in the millinery department.”

12 October 2013 at 18:26  
Blogger IanCad said...

"And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." John 10:16

Let us pray that she will hear His voice.

May God protect you and bless you Brave Little Girl.

12 October 2013 at 19:08  
Blogger Len said...

Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus Christ and there are moves of God in different parts of the World... in fact anywhere people are receptive.

14 October 2013 at 13:52  

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