For the past few days, I probably have lost some pounds lamenting degenerated (moral, intellectual and mental) status of our people. Burning my fuel for someone who doesn’t even know if I exist, sounds preposterous but again helpless by(to) habit, could not resist my urge to educate people who do not want to be educated. Three days ago, having seen the pictures of Malala Yousafzai on Vogue’s cover, I had already guessed the mental trauma it was going to inflict on our people. How painful to see producing only two Nobel Laureates in 73 years, and BOTH SHUNNED BY THEIR OWN NATION?
To be honest, just the idea of Malala getting world recognition is enough to put her haters on the burning fray, let alone making statements that could hurt the fragile morality of so-called pious nation. So, this time, they got a solid alibi to attack her. Malala in her recent interview was reported to have been asked about getting married and in response, she touched on some of the dialogues with her mother. According to Malala, sometimes her mother’s insistence on marriage compels her to ask “…why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?”
“I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?”
It was a genuine question. No explicit or coated reference to sex, all she was asking about the mutual understanding, right? If I were in her place, I would have responded in the same manner. When it comes to girls, it doesn’t matter if you are a Nobel laureate or a common girl, attending to incessant conversations on marriage becomes a routine. Nevertheless, In Pakistan, her statement was distorted enough to feed and whip up the negative perception of the masses.
It’s another reality that even if Malala had not uttered a single word, her sworn-haters would have found something to send excretion and curse her way, being foul-mouthed is one of the most typical behaviours of our people. They despise her just for her existence “Taliban missed the shot, why they couldn’t kill her at the spot” are some of the statements that you would often hear from Anti-Malala people. See, even the Taliban, the beast who bombed our people, slain our children and played with the heads of our personnel, could get approval when it comes to hating on Malala. So, it’s absolutely clear, how much survivors are scorned. There are so many things to talk about, but people hate to read protracted opinion, so I would try to write one issue at the time. In this article, I want to talk about the collective hate for Malala, in the next blinding propaganda and the third “Religion is the last refuge of every scoundrel” the shelter of religion used by our artists.
Malala was shot when she was just 15-year-old, her slightly tilted face could verify her ordeal. However, to our people, even that was a planned drama to get Western approval. Beyond the shadow of any doubt, nobody bothered to read the pre-Nobel life of Malala; her blogs to BBC (She wrote her first blog when she was just 11-12. We do believe Anna frank to have written her diary when she was just 13, but when it comes to Malala, it appears to be digging a Mountain, an unbelievable story that nobody wants to buy), her voice for girl’s education, and her confrontation with Taliban, actually never made any door to the mind of our people. All, their knowledge about Malala starts from the day she stepped into Britain. If you don’t read the facts, conspiracy theories would shape your conception, something deeply penetrated the minds of Pakistani people.
Burning my energy for someone who doesn’t even know if I exist, sounds preposterous but again helpless by habit, could not resist my urge to educate people who do not want to be educated.
When some people compared her to another survivor of the APS saying that “how even after being shot he continues living in Pakistan, associating with the surprise, that why he didn’t get the Nobel Peace Prize” — ignorance coupled with vanity could totally cloud even your simple reasoning — Others declared her better than the star of adult movies (Imagine the level of depravity). It’s one of the most ridiculous statements, are we seriously playing who got a better bullet? You would hear these allusions almost every time Malala makes into the news, the consistency of these thoughts is really unflinching. Even if you read them an entire book explaining the procedure of the Nobel Peace Prize, they would never get it. Besides, even that survivor himself refuted all the hyperbole that was created to put Malala down but who cares? Once you labelled someone a traitor, no matter what, it could never be revoked.
Do you know the problem with Pakistani people? Actually, they do not know that THEY DO NOT KNOW. Tell me if you are not aware of the problem, how are you even going to accept or solve it? Catch-22? Yeah, you guessed it right.