A Child Jihadist Calls on Nobel Peace Laureate Malala to Renounce Western Education
In an audio message allegedly posted by Al Qaeda in Pakistan, a young female jihadist calls on Malala Yousafzai to renounce Western education and adopt the path of Allah as laid out in the Quran and the Sunnah (the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad).
Yousafzai’s activism on behalf of education for girls has made her a target for radical Islamists. She was shot in the head by a masked Taliban gunman in 2012 while riding home in a school bus.
In 2014, Yousafzai, then 17, became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize for standing up against Taliban attacks on Western education in her hometown in northwest Pakistan.
The new recording indicates that Yousafzai remains a target, and that jihadists are indoctrinating children into supporting terror and opposing education.
“It takes a person close to Allah, only creator, and guides us to fulfill the purpose of our creation and that is to establish Khilafah on the earth of Allah,” the girl jihadist, identified as Hafsa Khurasani, can be heard telling Malala.
Blogger Carol Anne Grayson identifies Khurasani as the five-year-old daughter of Taliban commander Adnan Rasheed.
Only “following the law of Allah can bring happiness in our lives and peace in this world” and is the “right education,” the girl said.
“The one you call education is not the right education because you got it from the Kuffar [infidels] who are jahil [ignorant].”
The education Malala supports “is producing men and women who are destroying the world,” Khurasani said, while the other path creates “men and women who are constructing the world” and “aspire to make the world a peaceful heaven.”
The message concludes with Khurasani calling on Malala to “come back home” and join her and her sisters at their madrassa in Khorasan, a region dominated by hard-core Al Qaeda jihadists that relocated to Pakistan following the 2001 defeat of the Taliban in Afghanistan.