Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai condemns massacre
Joining Western supporters, Malala Yousafzai, one of the most popular education campaigners and the winner of Nobel peace prize has condemned the recent massacre by Taliban in a public school.
She criticized the Pakistani Taliban who claimed responsibility for the open fire on the Army Public School in the city of Peshawar. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that the battle with Islamic terrorism will be the struggle of our generation. He also spoke to the House of Commons Liaison Committee that gathered to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. During the meeting he said, “The scale of what has happened in Pakistan simply defies belief. It is a dark, dark day for humanity when something on this scale happens with no justification. There is not a belief system in the world that can justify such an act.”
He also added that he thinks that this threat is faced by all countries worldwide and the main reason is the poisonous ideologies of Islamist terrorism. He also said that Islam is one of the greatest religions of the world but such terrorist acts are a perversion.
Malala was shot in the head when she was 17 in 2012 just after she spoke for girls’ right to education. She said, “I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us. Innocent children in their school have no place in horror such as this.”
Most of those who died were children and at least 114 people were also injured in the attack.