There`s the fascinating enigma that is the human mind. And then there is the typical Pakistani’s baffling mind. It’s sometimes impossible to imagine the amount of hate-mongering my country folk can accommodate in their over-stimulated, zealous brains. I always knew excessive chai (tea)-drinking had its repercussions.
This is not a debate on why Malala should be honored for her Nobel Peace Prize. Nor is this a rant on feminism and gender equality. This is an attempt to understand the mind of a typical Malala-hater. What on Earth goes on in their minds? Let’s dissect shall we?
1. Psst don’t you know?! Malala is a CIA agent out to destroy Pakistan!
Admit it. You`re jealous. Don`t be shy. You know you want the limelight. All those years of watching Hollywood movies about the CIA and spies, this fetish has taken its toll on that limited brain of yours. All those years of posing in front of the mirror trying to smile like Tom Cruise, or pout like Angelina Jolie must amount to something, right? You can`t see straight, so you now live your fantasy through Malala. You can come out of that closet of yours now. I hear there is a rehab for people suffering from `why-does-Malala-get-to-have-all-the-fun`. You’ll ace it!
2. Obama, oops I mean he-who-must-not-be-named also got the Nobel peace prize!
Tell you wait. Let`s make a deal. I will accept this twisted logic questioning the credibility of the Nobel Peace Prize, if you stop eating meat. Or if you are a vegetarian, stop eating vegetables. Because God forbid, many non-muslims and atheists etc. also eat these things. And surely that`s why you discredited Dr. AbduS Salam when he won the Nobel prize for Physics? Surely, he was not a version of the perfect Muslim your bigoted society rants about. Anyway, so I have a new diet plan for self-righteous people like you. Sand. Three tablespoons full, morning, afternoon and night. Pure grains of mother earth, without any western impurities. This could be a good source of fiber and when combined with water it might taste like pudding.
3. Malala is our enemy, America`s friend!
I see where you are coming from. After all, years of pent-up anger and hatred for the US is apparent in your actions and lifestyle. You love to eat at Mc. Donalds. Say what? Oh yes, you only eat Mc. Arabia because obviously it sounds more Islamic. Anything to do with the Arab world is a bump in the upward direction. You buy jeans from Levi Strauss & Co. Oh sorry, I forgot one important detail. You always keep your jean folded from the bottom like a dutiful Muslim. And let`s not forget the American perfumes you buy every year on Valentine`s day for your boyfriend or girlfriend. A beautiful day like that is never complete without your iPhone’s stark image capturing abilities.Lets just leave it at that shall we?
4. Why didn`t EDHI get the Nobel Prize? BooHoo.
Why did the chicken cross the road? What did the ant say to elephant? Seriously, is this your idea of a logical argument? Abdul Sattar Edhi is one of the most honored and respected people in our country and surely he deserves the Nobel Prize and an even bigger honor if there is one. But that is his fate and his destiny. Stop comparing apples with oranges. Go do something productive. Peel an orange, sprinkle some salt and eat it up. Maybe vitamin C will unblock that sinus and help your stuffy mind to think straight.
5. Malala should get an Oscar (Malala = Drama)
Sure. Why not? After all, she acted brilliantly when she faked an almost-death from an almost-bullet and then recovered after hours of an almost-surgery. Oh but wait. Why do you watch the Oscars? Demonic unicorns and Obama clones sponsor them. Turn off that television of yours will you! Better yet, burn it, before they get to you too!
6. Malala has done nothing to deserve the award.
Let`s make another deal. Why don`t you get shot by a fanatic, get miraculously cured and then speak among the most influential people of the world at the UN for the basic educational rights of girls in Pakistan. You up for the challenge? Or would you rather sit smug in your homes, cooking up far flung conspiracies that satiate your sadistic inclinations. Oh no wait. You pray 5 times a day, have a mehrab (prayer bump) on your forehead and say MashAllah and InshAllah in every sentence you speak. Bingo! You have the magic ingredients. Who cares if you cheat and lie in your work?Who cares if you make a pomp and show of everything from religious practices to weddings? Who cares if you gossip and spread vicious rumors? Who cares if you slander actors for their profession and then spend nights watching porn? Congratulations, you are officially a better human being.
Malala, I`m sorry, but can you please hand over your award to the morbid bunch of cry babies our poor country has to tolerate.
Disclaimer: Since the arguments of all cynics of Malala are so random and pointless, it seemed befitting to counter them with equally far-flung and ridiculous notions such as the ones presented in this blog. Those who feel offended can do so by all means. That is the sole intention here, in case you didn’t notice. You know who you are.
Hahaha this was funny….well written actually. I wasn’t even aware people thought Malala didn’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. Wow. When a country should be celebrating one of their own being globally recognized, they try pulling down instead.
I think that’s very prevalent in nations around the world.
Sad but true. Where there are many of us who are celebrating her and extremely proud, there is a vast majority badmouthing and criticizing. But you know what haters will always be haters:). That’s the only thing they do best. So my anger has finally subsided. I won’t let a selected few ruin a praise-worthy moment for my country. Thank you so much for dropping by. I love you insightful comments.
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I think Malala is wonderful. And I think it demeaning that they have given her the Nobel Peace Prize.
Not all Pakistanis are against Malala winning the Nobel, frankly people have other issues to deal with, Malala is not on every one’s mind. Trust the western media to portray just the negativity around Malala’s winning on their anti Pakistani agendas.
What people were and are angry is the hypocrisy of western world to kill thousands of little girls in their wars and hijack the beautiful message of this lovely courageous Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.
You are right. Definitely not all Pakistanis are against her. This surely wasn’t directed towards them. I am not sure what the western media is portraying. I will have to update myself on that. But the negativity I saw all came from social media and other online channels where many Pakistanis, especially the youth are badmouthing and disrespecting her to the point of nauseating disgust. These are the people this tirade was directed towards.
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Nida, you are absolutely right I am always appalled at how our society becomes toxic towards women’s achievements and start name calling etc. Being a feminist, this is also the sort of nonsense that keeps me quite busy. Look the west needs people like Malala to forward their own agendas, while west supports and makes dronefare and invasions that kill thousands of girls, but they are completely silent on that. If you don’t mind, do see my already written stuff about our young Malala and also today’s http://wp.me/p2Mxgu-GO.
BTW: I really like how you nipped them all in the bud, amazing write up! 🙂
I am usually not one to use blunt write-ups to enunciate my opinions. But this time I lost my patience. Thanks for enjoying my rants:)
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You write extremely well and seriously don’t need my compliments or applause, however I commend you to come and give a good resounding “silence.period” to all those hater mongers and idiots that are talking crap about her winning. And you know I enjoy your blog a lot 🙂
Oh absolutely! silence from here on! All this venting out did wonders;). Thanks for your appreciation.
Silence is for the hate mongers, you please carry on making a lot of noise because ye masla lamba hai 🙂
haha I love that. A good idea for a blog actually. “Ye musla lumba hai” 🙂
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LOL! Looking forward to read this lamba masla.. 😀
My NS. What wit. So funny yet all so true. Wait for the trolls; they will come in packs
I’ll be happy if they do come. That means my points hit home;). haha.
I follow your blog for many reasons. This is one of them.
Wow I am honored:)!
😃 Super little rant – starts as perfectly controlled anger then I think emotion gets hold and it turns to acerbic sarcasm. Both work …
But your post is broader than just the inspirational Malala; it is equally effective in describing and decrying all of the other petty-minded, jealous nay-sayers who would rather sling mud than step up to the plate and be that person who makes a difference.
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That was an excellent sum-up!
“it is equally effective in describing and decrying all of the other petty-minded, jealous nay-sayers who would rather sling mud than step up to the plate and be that person who makes a difference.”
This world has a lot of those :). Thanks for commenting.
haha! awesome 😀