Taliban urge Malala to return to Pakistan
Islamabad: Taliban on Wednesday asked the teenage activist Malala Yousufzai to return to Pakistan and join a madrassa in the restive northwest.
Adnan Rashid, a Taliban fighter wanted for an attempt to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf, wrote a letter to Malala, who was shot in the head in a militant attack last year.
Rashid, a former air force personnel, tried to justify the attack on 16-year-old Malala by claiming that she was involved in an “anti-Taliban campaign”.
“Taliban never attacked you because of going to school or you were an education lover; also please mind that Taliban or mujahideen are not against the education of any men or women or girls,” he wrote.
“Taliban believe that you were intentionally writing against them and running a smear campaign to malign their efforts to establish Islamic system in Swat and your writings were provocative,” he added.