Taliban fighters boarded a school bus in Pakistan and shot a 14 yr old girl, Malala Yousafzai, in the head because she was campaigning for the right of Pakistani girls to be educated – http://madhatters.me.uk/2012/10/10/malala-yusafzai/
Doctors have removed the bullet from her head and are hopeful she will recover – though if she does survive this attack, the Taliban have vowed they will try again to kill her
Malala’s plight has evoked sympathy and support from people around the world. The most bizarre, and the most . . . inappropriate message of support, came from Madonna – who stripped on stage to support Malala
To imagine muslims would not be offended by her dancing, scantily clad, in a sexually provocative way shows a shocking lack of understanding of islam on Madonna’s part. As a message of support for Malala, far from helping, it is more likely to damn her even more in the Taliban’s eyes.
[Cynics might well-believe that Madonna’s action was less about supporting Malala and more about generating some cheap publicity to help boost ticket sales for her current tour]