A friend of mine’s mother sent a message today. She attached a picture to the message and said “I would usually laugh at something like this …. but I didn’t even crack a smile this time as it’s the sad truth now and turning into reality in our country; Pakistan”. The picture was of a Barbie doll in a Burqa, which was being sold at Shaheen Chemist in Islamabad.
Apparently, the Taliban have now threatened schools in Islamabad today, which include Froebels, Beacon House, Head Start, and a few others as well. The message that was portrayed to them was that they should shut down their schools tomorrow or else they would be attacked.
Has it reached to that level where our day to day lives are going to be affected by the fundamentalist – terrorists in our country? Are schools really going to be shut down in fear of being bombed? And is it really a crime to sell a non-burqa barbie doll to a 7 year old girl now?
I am most dissapointed in hearing this and just wanted to see if any of you have any insight on this? Or maybe even an answer to my questions above.