Tag Archives: Malala Yousafzai

Taking the Side of Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

PERHAPS THE MOST remarkable thing about Adnan Rasheed’s defence of the Malala Yousafzai shooting (putting aside the fact it’s a defence) is how predictable and clichéd a performance it is, beginning with its disingenuous preamble “I’m sorry this happened, but ….”

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The Taliban Vs. Civilization

Taliban

THE NEWS from Afghanistan has been nothing but bad, and every indication is of worse to come. By the end of 2014, the Afghan people will be on their own, as they were in 2001 before the arrival — at local invitation — of British and American forces. Recall that twelve years ago the Islamist dirtbags who constituted the Taliban held Kabul, where they supervised a fanatical program of demodernization and terror punctuated by regularly scheduled mass executions. Imagine trying to re-engineer a nation of the twenty-first century along bronze age specifications, and you’ve got the idea — or, rather, don’t imagine it: the experiment was there before the eyes of anyone who cared to look. Now that the war-weary West has thrown its arms around the convenient fiction that the Taliban are ready for a negotiated re-entry (or is it entry?) to the twenty-first century, let’s review a sample of the bad tidings.

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Chinua Achebe, Jason Molina, Malala Yousafzai, History Channel, Sasquatch, Buttocks and Beer

Podcast 35 | Week of 24.03.2013

Chinua Achebe

Article of the Week: Why Canada Needs the Sasquatch, Vice Magazine.

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