Taliban Threatens Malala

(ThePatriotSource.com)- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani women’s rights activist who won the Nobel Prize for her human rights advocacy, reportedly received a threat against her life from a Pakistani Taliban militant who allegedly shot and wounded her nine years ago.

On Twitter, the militant appeared to say that “there would be no mistake” next time he tries to kill the woman. Twitter very quickly permanently suspended the account that made the threat.

Yousafzai responded to the tweet on her account, asking Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, and the Pakistani military, why the alleged shooter, Ehsanullah Ehsan, was not in government custody and free to send threats online.

Ehsan was arrested after the attempted murder in 2018 but escaped from a safe house where he was being held by the Pakistani intelligence agency in January last year. There has long been speculation that Ehsan wasn’t being watched properly, or that some officials within the Pakistani military or government may have facilitated his escape.

Ehsan, a member of the Taliban, told 23-year-old Yousafzai to “come back home because we have a score to settle with you and your father.”

Yousafzai responded in a tweet, saying, “This is the ex-spokesperson of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan who claims the attack on me and many innocent people.”

“He is now threatening people on social media,” she added. “How did he escape?”

When Yousafzai was only 15 years old, the Taliban terrorist walked up to Yousafzai when she was on a school bus. After asking for her by name, he fired three shots at the young girl, targeting her for her work campaigning for girls’ education in the conservative Islamic country.

Ehsan was never charged during the years he spent in custody, and Pakistani authorities still refuse to explain how he managed to escape custody and flee to Turkey, where is he believed to still be living.