Cleric threatening to kill Malala Yousafzai in suicide bombing arrested

Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani delivered a hateful speech threatening to kill Malala Yousufzai. He has now been arrested for his comments which aimed to incite hatred and violence.

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A cleric threatening to kill education activist Malala Yousafzai in suicide bombing has been arrested in Dera Ismail Khan. Mufti Sardar had threatened to kill her through a suicide attack if she ever visits Pakistan.

Complainant SHO Wasim Sajjad in an FIR states that Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani delivered a speech threatening her at Speen Jumat, Wahid Gari in Peshawar.

He said that the cleric could be seen in the video armed and persuading people to take the law into their hands and do a suicide attack on Malala Yousafzai. “He [the cleric] could be heard saying that he would carry out a suicide attack on Malala when she visits Pakistan. This highly enraged people,” read the FIR. Haqqani was booked under 16 MPO and 7ATA.


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He has been booked in the case of inciting hatred and violence. He had fled to Nowshera to avoid the arrest after his video went viral.

Death threats

It is noteworthy to remember that he is the same cleric who had mocked the COVID-19 protocols set by the government. He was soon arrested by the Police. Later he released his video asking people to follow the COVID-19 protocols.

Earlier, a fake Twitter user impersonating as Tehreek-I-Labbaik commander Ehsanullah Ehsan had threatened to kill her. “Come back to your original home in Swat, we have special unfinished business with you [Malala] and your father. We will end what we had started this time around,” the user of the micro-blogging site threatened.

Yousafzai strongly reacted to the death threats on social media and questioned the premier of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar.

“This is the ex-spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan who claims responsibility for the attack on me and many innocent people. He is now threatening people on social media. How did he escape Prime Minister Imran Khan and Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Major Gen Babar Iftikhar?” the 23-year-old asked.

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A few days ago, Malala Yousafzai had been in the news for passing controversial statements on marriage during her recent interview with British Vogue.