Divine peace or shalom in hebrew be upon those who seek and acknowledge truth sent by God. I read probably your article about Pakistan and Malala. I am a practicing Muslim, electrical engineer and a technology educator. When Yvonne Ridley accepted Islam she was called a victim of Stockholm’s syndrome, so what are your thoughts if someone says Malala is a victim of Stockholm’s syndrome, because the historical Malala was a female freedom fighters who was martyred by British colonialists.
There is a Prophetic Hadith that seeking knowledge is obligatory/spiritual duty for every Muslim. طَلَبُ الْعِلْمِ فَرِيضَةٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ
Even the word Taliban means students. The problem lies in the contradictory western worldview which has failed to reconcile its spiritual and intellectual identities. That’s why there is a movement Boko Haram that western education is forbidden. I definitely do not agree with the militancy against civilians by these blindly traditionalist and blindly anti-modern movements, but their propaganda is effective because of Muslims do not want the same spiritual and intellectual confusions in the Muslim community.