Pakistan Taliban commander wishes the attack on Malala had never happened.
July 18 , 2013
Adnan Rasheed, a senior Pakistan Taliban commander wrote an open letter to teen activist Malala Yousafzai in order to invite her back to Pakistan and to apologize for the attack. He wrote that the attack was shocking and his emotions for her are brotherly since they belong to the same tribe. After the letter was received by the Associated Press, another Taliban Commander confirmed that it was authentic.
Rasheed said that the opinions expressed in the letter were exclusively his own. NBC News reports that a research director at the Federally Administered Tribal Area Research Center believes the letter is a publicity stunt. "Malala would not be safe if she returned," he said.
Yousafzai's told the Taliban extremists on the world stage at the United Nations that the attack had given her new courage to demand free education for all children. Her speech made some people predict a future political career.