On April 12, 2017, as the dozen Muslim MPs who recently voted for the ‘Anti-Islamophobia’ Motion M103 sat smugly in Canada’s House of Commons, applauding Malala Yusufzai’s cleverly couched words about Islam and Muslims, on the other side of the globe just hours after the Ottawa celebrations, the attempt by MP Iqra Khalid to fight ‘Islamophobia’ would be put into action in her native Pakistan.
A 23-year old Mashal Khan Yusufzai, from the clan of Malala and belonging to the same place where she was shot, would be beaten to a pulp by a thousand pious Muslims who too like Iqra Khalid were fighting Islamophobia. They did not stop till the journalism student was dead.
The Baloch Canadian activist, Dr. Zaffar Baloch would later aptly tweet: “Canadian #M103 = Pakistan Blasphemy Law murdered Mashal Khan”
Mashal Khan Yusufzai, a 23-year-old student at a Pakistani University was killed and another student seriously injured by a Muslim vigilante mob for ‘Islamophobia’ and “publishing blasphemous content online.”
The incident occurred within the premises of Wali Khan University in Mardan in the northern province of Pakhtunkhwa bordering Afghanistan and home to radical pro-Taliban Islamic extremists of the Jamaat-e-Islami (the Muslim Brotherhood in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh), and followers of former cricketer turned Islamist Imran Khan, popularly known as ‘Taliban Khan’.
The thousands who came to kill Mashal Khan Yousafzai made sure the Mass Communications student did not survive the beating. Mashal was brutally beaten and then shot to death. The mob was not done yet. They made sure the body was literally destroyed, as shown in a very graphic video [below].
The Islamists then wanted to burn the dead body of Mashal Khan Yusufzai but were prevented from doing so by the police who arrived once the killing was done.
Here is a video clip capturing the last moments of the brave Pushtun journalism student Mashal Yusufzai who was killed in the name of Allah and Islam, even as we Canadians were being lectured by another Yusufzai — Malala — in Ottawa that such killings had nothing to do with Islam:
WARNING – Caution: Graphic images. Watch with care and only if you are 18+
Who was Mashal Khan Yusufzai?
A glance at Mashal’s Facebook and Twitter entries finds no evidence of Islamophobia or any mention of Blasphemy, but it does reflect the feelings of a secular liberal Muslim with an open mind who questioned much of what is taken for truth in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its Islamist discourse based on Hindu hatred and Anti-Semitism and hostility towards the West.
Below is one of his tweets from February this year that may have upset the Islamists.
In another Tweet (on the right), Mashal Khan revealed his contempt for the Mullah class of Pakistan, describing them as “germs.”
Evidence has now surfaced shows that Mashal Khan Yusufzai was a student leader belonging to the secular Pashtun Students Federation and was campaigning against the corruption at the highest levels at the Wali Khan University. In this interview in his native Pushtu language, Mashal Khan refers to professors drawing multiple salaries, student fees getting hiked from Rs 9,000/- per annum to Rs. 25,000/.
Mashal was the son of a Pushtun nationalist of my age and generation, followers of the Frontier Gandhi, Ghaffar Khan, also lovingly known as ‘Bacha Khan’. The broken-hearted father spoke to BBC Urdu Service saying, In Pakistan “Freedom of speech is banned… they cut people’s tongues” as he stood tall in his grief.
His son Mashal also had a philosophical side to his nature as reflected in this Facebook post:
Mashal Khan’s last tweet before jihadi Islamists murdered him to please Allah was on April 5, 2017, where he posted a message celebrating the pleasant weather. Unfortunately for Mashal, the spring of 2017 did not last very long. A day earlier he had tweeted, “The difference between my darkness and your darkness that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept it …”