Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pakistani Taliban Says Media is Biased

Via The Daily Beast

So how are the Pakistani Taliban responding to so much public condemnation? By declaring war on individual journalists and the media, of course. “For days and days, coverage of the Malala case has shown clearly that the Pakistani and international media are biased,” says a Pakistani Taliban commander in South Waziristan. “The Taliban cannot tolerate biased media.” The commander, who calls himself Jihad Yar, argues that death threats against the press are justified: he says “99 percent” of the reporters on the story are only using the shooting as an excuse to attack the Taliban.

Jihad Yar does not apologize for the attempt to assassinate the girl, who was passionately opposed to the militants’ efforts to close girls’ schools. “We have no regrets about what happened to Malala,” he says. “She was going to become a symbol of Western ideas, and the decision to eliminate her was correct.”

2 comments:

Tamayn Irraniah said...

You know, they might have a place for this guy on Fox and Friends. Seriously, they can all sit around and talk about how biased the "lamestream" media is. Then they can share underlined passages in how to punish infidels. Then Lunch, and finally a rousing afternoon sharing points on how immodest dress drives men to actions they can't control. Oh, and before you ask; No, I'm not bitter at all.

Writer said...

Tamayn, I was beginning to wonder. But we have enough Baptists here vying for the same job, so I don't think there's much hope for him. :)