Taliban bans Malala Yousufzai’s memoir in Peshawar, booksellers frightened October 16, 2013 – Posted in: Banned / Censored / Destroyed, Uncategorized – Tags: , ,

A copy of the memoirs of Pakistani child activist Malala Yousufzai is pictured in a bookstore in Islamabad on October 8, 2013. — Photo by AFP

 

The decree appeared in the local newspapers.

“The Taliban will not lose an opportunity to kill Malala Yousufzai and those who were found selling her book will be targeted.”

It is censorship at its finest.

The booksellers of Peshawar realize the imminent danger and have cancelled orders for the book. For not only are they putting themselves in harms way by carrying the book but also their customers.

As one female customer remarked to a bookseller.“Please don’t put that book (I am Malala) on sale here, we don’t want to get killed in an explosion at this place.”

 

Pat Bagley’s editorial cartoon appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

For the time being the book is still available in Islamabad.

More at Dawn: Booksellers take Taliban threat seriously

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