The Rise Of Radio Mullah

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The rise of Radio Mullah began as any tyrannical movement has, an ordinary man that was charismatic and persuasive exploiting the ignorance of people looking for strength and God. A mullah is a Muslim learned in Islamic theology and sacred law. Maulana Fazullah used to operate the pulley chair to cross the Swat River and studied at the madrasa of Maulana Sufi Mohammad, founder of TNSM (Movement for the Enforcement of Islamic Law). What many people didn’t know was that Fazullah was a “high school dropout whose real name isn’t even Fazullah.” (Yousafzai and Lamb 114) However, even though Fazullah had taken a few steps to understand the Quran, few people understood the original Arabic, including Mullahs, so misinterpreted the Quran and Hadith. …show more content…
The stuff was then set on fire and shops that sold these things voluntarily closed and were paid compensation by the Taliban. He closed beauty parlors and banned shaving. The radio was obviously the only device allowed and only Taliban songs were played on the stations. He became more popular after the TNSM sent volunteers to help with the aftermath of the earthquake when the government didn’t step in. Fazullah got so confident he threatened the Pakistani government to implement sharia law or his men would “enforce it and tear them to pieces.” (Yousafzai and Lamb 115) As Fazullah gathered a large following, he called into question the feudal system which caused many khans to flee. Hidayatullah said, “They want to win the hearts and minds of the people, so they first see what the local problems are and target those responsible…when they get power, they behave like the criminals they once hunted down.” (Yousafzai and Lamb …show more content…
After the decree by Sufi Mohammad from jail that no woman should be educated, even at madrasas, many girls had to drop out. Their parents were afraid to disobey, or they could be publically whipped or killed. Radio Mullah named girls that had left school and said they would go to heaven. Fazullah preached against education and said those that went to school could go to hell. Malala’s father was even threatened and wrote a letter to the Daily Azadi in response to the threat: “Please don’t harm my children, because the God you believe in is the same God they pray to everyday. You can take my life but please don’t kill my schoolchildren.” (Yousafzai and Lamb

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