Malala, teen activist shot by Taliban, airlifted to Britain for treatment
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#1 Oct 15, 2012
This can't be right.
This suggests that:
A)Not every Muslim is an extremist and
B)That Britain, product of government health care, has an awesome hospital.
It can't be.
BIRMINGHAM—A teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by the Taliban arrived in Britain on Monday to receive specialized medical care and protection from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants. Officials said she is stable and has a chance at “a good recovery.”
The attack on 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai as she was returning home from school in Pakistan’s northwest a week ago has horrified people across the South Asian country and abroad. It has also sparked hope that the Pakistani government would respond by intensifying its fight against the Taliban and their allies.
Malala was targeted by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education and criticizing the militant group’s behavior when they took over the scenic Swat Valley where she lived. Two of her classmates were also wounded in the attack and are receiving treatment in Pakistan.
The Taliban have threatened to target Malala again until she is killed because she promotes “Western thinking.”
Malala, who had been receiving treatment at a Pakistani military hospital, arrived at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Monday afternoon.
The hospital has a major trauma centre specializing in treating severe gunshot wounds, major head injuries and road accident victims. It is also home to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, the primary receiving unit for military casualties returning from overseas, and has advanced equipment that would help Malala’s treatment, officials said.
“Malala had a comfortable journey and is stable,” said Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan.
Dave Rosser, the hospital’s medical director, said doctors believe Malala “has a chance of making a good recovery” but added that he had not yet seen the girl. He declined to provide details of her condition, citing respect for her privacy.
Pakistan’s military had said a panel of doctors recommended that Malala be shifted to a centre in the United Kingdom that had the ability to provide “integrated” care to children with severe injuries.
“It was agreed by the panel of Pakistani doctors and international experts that Malala will require prolonged care to fully recover from the physical and psychological effects of trauma that she has received,” a military statement said.
Malala was flown out of Pakistan in a specially equipped air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates, the Pakistani military said.
Video footage handed out by the military showed Malala being wheeled out of the hospital on a stretcher, covered in a white sheet and surrounded by uniformed army officers. She was placed in the back of an ambulance and driven to the airport.
Pakistani doctors had earlier removed a bullet from Malala’s body that entered her head and headed toward her spine.
The military has described her recovery as satisfactory and said she was able to move her legs and hands several days ago, when her sedatives were reduced. It has not said whether she suffered any brain damage or other permanent damage.
On Monday, the military said damaged bones in Malala’s skull will need to be repaired or replaced, and she will need “intensive neuro rehabilitation.” The decision to send the girl abroad was taken in consultation with her family, and the Pakistani government will pay for her treatment.
Pakistanis have held rallies for Malala throughout the country, but most have only numbered a few hundred people. The largest show of support by far occurred Sunday, when tens of thousands of people held a demonstration in the southern port city of Karachi organized by the most powerful political party in the city, the Muttahida Quami Movement.
#2 Oct 16, 2012
Good for the Brits!
It is still too bad a 14 year old girl had to do what all muslims should have done; criticize the taliban and al qaeda for terrorist acts.
I'll be praying for her.
#3 Oct 16, 2012
Yeah, its too bad other muslims arnt showing their displeasure of the Taliban...
• Locals turn against Taliban in eastern Afghanistan
~http://www.csmonitor.com/Worl d/Asia-South-Central/2012/0604 /Locals-turn-against-Taliban-i n-eastern-Afghanistan
• Pakistan Taliban causes revulsion by shooting girl who spoke out
• Tribes in Pakistan turn against the Taliban
• Attack on Pakistani schoolgirl galvanizes anti-Taliban feeling
• Attack On Pakistani Teen Turns Nation Against The Taliban
• Pakistan rally for Malala Yousufzai draws thousands
• Shooting of Pakistani teen activist prompts outcry against extremism
• The attack on Malala Yousafzai, 14, has sent anger toward the militants soaring
• Pakistanis Unite in Outrage Over Girl’s Shooting by Taliban
...I'm guessing these above must be the "bad" muslims?
#4 Oct 17, 2012
Disco stu, all of your links except one are dated Oct. 2012.
IT'S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING!!!
It has only taken them HOW LONG?
Also, someone at "thenational.ae" needs to learn what a paragraph is.
#5 Oct 17, 2012
Don't you think it's about time someone said something disco?
Couldn't you find something a month or two old? I thought you said the muslims have been saying this for years?
Where is the OLD data?
I thought so.
#6 Oct 17, 2012
"I thought you said the muslims have been saying this for years?" ~ Blackhorse
Nope. never said that.
If I have, I would very much appreciate it being brought to my attention.
"It has only taken them HOW LONG? " ~ Blackhorse
it dosnt matter WHAT they say or WHEN they say it, you will still group ALL muslim people in as extreme fundamentalists.
good luck with that.
#7 Oct 17, 2012
If they deserve it .......... yes I will. Much the same way you and bonds lump all Christians as hypocrites and worthless.
See how that works.
#8 Oct 17, 2012
"Much the same way you and bonds lump all Christians as hypocrites and worthless. " ~ Blackhorse
I've never done that.
Please show me where i have.
#9 Oct 17, 2012
Oh yes it does matter when they say it. Islamists have been killing in the name of jihad and mohammed for thousands of years and other muslims never say anything in opposition. Probably for fear of being killed themselves.(see how that loving religion works?) You illustrate very nicely that only in the last month or so have moderate muslims voiced their discontent with the extremeist's normalcy of outrageous violence.
They kill little girls in the name of honor. They kill their wives because they show their feet. They kill each other in the name of blasphemy. They kill their children in the name of sacrifice. They kill themselves in the name of allah and mohammed in order to get 72 virgins. They wipe their butts with their hands for crying out loud and pigs are considered UNCLEAN? What is that all about?
I hope this is the beginning of muslims telling Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbolla and other extremist organizations; that main stream muslims are done with violence and senseless killing.
They are wierd and everyone knows they are wierd.
#10 Oct 17, 2012
Guess you're having a bad day. Maybe you can go get laid again, or hang out with your mom, or both. Those seem to be the better days.
I called Christians worthless? Really?
Hypocrites- many are, unfortunately. But so is just about every person on earth.
#11 Oct 18, 2012
"They are wierd and everyone knows they are wierd." ~ Blackhorse
Your about to vote for a guy who believes his God lives on the plane Kolob, where he created the earth then "moved" it to its present place in the solar system.
I'm guessing YOUR definition of "weird" is a on sliding scale.
Since: Dec 11
#12 Nov 13, 2012
I have no love for that cult, but I have to admit, the girl is brave. She knew she would be targeted and still spoke her mind. She would have made a great American citizen!
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