Thursday, July 18, 2013

Don’t Do It, Wendy! (concerning the advice of one jail breaker to another)

A thousand years ago, Guambat and Mrs. Guambat took Baby Bat to DisneyLand, and rode the Peter Pan ride. Baby Bat memorized every kid's media she ever heard or saw. Back then, most of the media was only scratchy records, but then came VHS and Baby Bat was mesmerized. So she had seen Peter Pan, and many of the other Disney films and stories come to life at DisneyLand.

So, anyway, there we all were riding the little carriage through the Land of Pan, at the part where Capt. Hook was making Wendy walk the plank, and it all just became toooo much for Baby Bat, who blurted out, "Don't Do It Wendy!", for all to hear.

Precious memory.

But one that has little to nothing to do with this article.

Taliban to Malala Yousafzai: we regret the shooting but you should join a madrassa
In an open letter released on Wednesday, Adnan Rasheed, a former air force member turned TTP cadre, said he personally wished the attack had not happened, but accused her of running a "smearing campaign" against the militants. "It is amazing that you are shouting for education, you and the UNO (UN) is pretending that you were shot due to education, although this is not the reason ... not the education but your propaganda was the issue," Mr Rasheed wrote.

Mr Rasheed was sentenced to death over a 2003 attack on Pakistan's then military ruler General Pervez Musharraf but escaped from custody in a mass jailbreak in April last year.

He accused Malala of seeking to promote an education system begun by the British colonialists to produce "Asians in blood but English in taste" and said students should study Islam and not what it called the "satanic or secular curriculum".

"I advise you to come back home, adopt the Islamic and Pashtun culture, join any female Islamic madrassa near your home town, study and learn the book of Allah, use your pen for Islam and plight of Muslim ummah (community)," Mr Rasheed wrote. 

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/taliban-to-malala-yousafzai-we-regret-the-shooting-but-you-should-join-a-madrassa-20130718-2q59v.html#ixzz2ZLhzj5DT

I can hear the sage cry of Baby Bat ringing in my ear:
Don't do it, Wendy!!!!





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Blogger Davoh said...

Um, fergot to 'sign in' t Google ... who sort of forgets (long story) that Womby's waffles originated within the independent 'Blogger'.

However, beside the point.

Just wanted to say Hi, glad that yer still alive.
Cheers D.

19 July 2013 12:22:00 am GMT+10  
Blogger Guambat Stew said...

Thanks Davo. Still alive but have been otherwise engaged and lost track of my little alter-ego friend Guambat. Missed him and took up the opportunity of a few oddball news items to knock on his burrow and draw him out.

He was spending way too much time blogged down in procurement (http://bloggeddowninprocurement.blogspot.com/), doing whatever it is that the Chamber of Commerce does (http://www.guamchamber.com.gu/about-us/chamber-leadership/chamber-board), and trying to make the world safe for Guambat's burrow perched on the island hillside overlooking the Philippine Sea (http://guasalliance.blogspot.com/). Refreshing to hear from you and glad to see you're still waffling along, Mate. Cheers

20 July 2013 7:51:00 am GMT+10  

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