Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Quick hit: Taleban targeting girls' schools

Further to this quick hit The ex-expat put up last week, this is in the Herald's World section today:
Thousands of young women living in a part of Pakistan once considered the country's most idyllic tourist destination have been prevented from going to school after an order from Taleban forces which have seized control of much of the area...

Muslim Khan, a Taleban spokesman, told the Associated Press they had closed the girls' schools because "they are run under a system introduced by the British and promote obscenity and vulgarity in society".
It makes me sad, and a little angry, but mostly sad. I'm reminded of Shamsia's quote in the last article, which Lucy pointed out in comments:
They want women to be stupid things.

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