I applaud this young woman, and pray for her continued strength and courage. Her world recognition has been a long time coming. Pray for the women and children of Pakistan and other Islamic nations. Here are some facts about the persecution of women and those who persecute them.
“While in power in Afghanistan, the Taliban became notorious internationally for their sexism. The stated aim of the Taliban was to create a “secure environment where the chasteness and dignity of women may once again be sacrosanct,”reportedly based on Pashtunwalibeliefs about living inpurdah.” In a systematic segregation sometimes referred to as gender apartheid, women were not allowed to work, they were not allowed to be educated after the age of eight, and until then were permitted only to study the Qur’an.
- Women seeking an education were forced to attend underground schools, where they and their teachers risked execution if caught. They were not allowed to be treated by male doctors unless accompanied by a male chaperone, which led to illnesses remaining untreated. They faced public flogging and execution for violations of the Taliban’s laws.
It’s not only the Taliban, but the very name of another evil, demonic group actually means education is a sin.
- “Boko Haram is an Islamist group that has been active in Nigeria since 2009. The name of the group means “Western” or “non-Islamic” education is a sin. The group is active in the north of Nigeria, and wants to impose Islamic law as the only law in Nigeria.”
The world finally took notice of the barbaric treatment of women by the Taliban, western government stepped in to help Malala. She should have won the peace prize in 2009. Her courage in facing the Taliban is enormous. The Taliban of course is striking back by saying she is a product of Western governments coming against ‘believers.’ I’m grateful that the world stepped in to save Malala, but they have left millions of women in the middle east and other places in the hands of depraved nations and people.
Why does the UN remain silent on the persecution of women and children in these lands? Why do women of the world concern themselves with things other than the real war on women? There is a great war waging to destroy and persecute women and children, this war is as ancient as the Garden of Eden. Satan has been attacking the product of mankind through this persecution of women since the beginning, and we still don’t get it.
We applaud you Malala, and stand with you against this evil and barbaric treatment of women and children.