In addition to making widely discredited claims that the Taliban does not actually have a problem with education (it's been proven that the group closed many schools for girls in the area), he actually attempts to justify the group's shooting of an unarmed girl. Rasheed argues that his comrades targeted her to punish her for "running a smear campaign," and warns that her continued activism is not appreciated by Taliban members. He also "advises" her to return to her hometown and adopt the practices of more traditional female Islamists.
While Rasheed makes it clear that he doesn't express the official views of the Taliban, this letter is extremely terrifying nonetheless — especially since it's directed towards a child who merely wants to have access to an education. Click through to read the letter in its disturbing entirety, and here's hoping this man's threats do nothing to defeat the spirit of Malala Yousafzai. (Jezebel)
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