Sabika Sheikh - Malala Yousafzai shots expose western hypocrisy

Sabika Sheikh - Malala Yousafzai shots expose western hypocrisy

ISLAMABAD - After the death of sabika on Friday, a comparison came into view between world s reactions to attack on Pakistani girls’ Sabika and Malala.

People took to popular microblogging website Twitter and pointed out the hypocrisy of Western media that how attacks on schools are not termed as acts of terrorism.

Malala was gunshot by a militant group (TTP) in Swat valley when she was on her way to school near border area with Afghanistan. Fortunately, she stayed alive

Contrarily, Sabika was shot by her American school fellow in Texas when she was in school; but poignantly, she could not survive.

A question here emanates that whether Sanbika will be remembered like Malala by international community. Poignantly, the answer is no. Everyone will forget her after a few days.

*Events after attack on Malala*

Malala’s cause was taken internationally and highlighted by Western media because she was shot by banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan aka TTP.

Now, Malala, 20, is youngest noble prize laureate and women’s education activist but she has not yet remarked on Sabika’s tragic death.

*Why some are despairing*

The Santa Fe attack was 22nd school attack in America in ongoing year, but, after Sabika’s demise it is overtly clear that result would America would not amend their weapon law.

"We sacrificed thousands of our servicemen so people overseas could be free and have an education and be rid of the gun-toting Taliban," Ranita Sharif, a teacher in Birmingham, Alabama. "When we will be free of the gun-toting murderers here?"

*Pakistan s response*

Sabika, 17, was an exchange student in USA under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program which was established by Congress in October 2002 in response to the events of September 11, 2001. She was possibly to return home to Karachi for the Eid holidays in June.

Pakistan s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi summed up the tragedy of her death. "Extremist activities are not limited to one nation or region alone," he said, "They are an international problem”.