The Taliban’s Whining Sounds Eerily Similar To The American Right Wingon October 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm
The Taliban is very upset that they’re getting reamed in the news for shooting 14 year old Malala Yousufzai in the head. Seriously. From Yahoo:
TTP spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said his group would “continue to respect journalists” except for highly biased outlets. The spokesman for another Taliban insurgent group, Sirajuddin Ahmad of Maulana Fazlullah, spoke at greater length:
He said media provided an opportunity to all those people who were opposed to the Taliban and their activities and used insulting language against them on media. “Right from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, all of them used whatever bad language and words they could use on the media but when we tried to reply to them, no media organisation was willing to give us importance. The media is not even allowed to use the real name for Maulana Fazlullah but calling him derogatory names like Mulla Radio,” Sirajuddin complained, but refused to admit that they planned attacks on the media.
The Taliban have been furious that justification for the attack, that the girl was being “un-Islamic,” was not being placed prominently in news stories.
Accusations of media bias? Threats of violence against the “liberal” media? A sense of entitled victimization? Hatred of the U.N., Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama?
Why does this all sound so…familiar?