"Every conscious person is concerned. Every single mother is concerned. Every single father is concerned, no matter whether he’s from Pakistan, or from Bangladesh, or from India…"
—Jackson Heights businessman Agha Saleh on the Taliban attack against 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, in Pakistan
I spoke to a number of Pakistani New Yorkers in Queens, and heard a variety of responses on the attack against Malala [listen to my WNYC story here]. Some want to do something, anything to show their solidarity with her, others fear what their homeland has become, and others think this will be the last straw, and that a backlash against extremists is set to unfold.
For a better understanding of what this is all about, check out this incredibly moving video at The New York Times, from 2009.

"Every conscious person is concerned. Every single mother is concerned. Every single father is concerned, no matter whether he’s from Pakistan, or from Bangladesh, or from India…"

—Jackson Heights businessman Agha Saleh on the Taliban attack against 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, in Pakistan

I spoke to a number of Pakistani New Yorkers in Queens, and heard a variety of responses on the attack against Malala [listen to my WNYC story here]. Some want to do something, anything to show their solidarity with her, others fear what their homeland has become, and others think this will be the last straw, and that a backlash against extremists is set to unfold.

For a better understanding of what this is all about, check out this incredibly moving video at The New York Times, from 2009.

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