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A Story about a 14 year old true Hero and her Inspiration, And how the Taliban planned to have her Executed
Malala Yousufzai is a 14 year old political activist from Pakistan.Today she was shot in the neck and the head by the Taliban and Tonight, she is hospitalized in stable condition and “out of immediate danger,” a bullet is lodged in Malala’s neck and will be difficult to remove, her doctor said.
Malala is unlike many girls who grow up in a Taliban controlled Islam extremist area. She differs in one big aspect, and that aspect is education and voice. Malala has been defying the laws called an” edict” the Taliban had issued,banning all girls from attending schools.
Malala not only still went to school, but she blogged about it. She wrote about her daily fears and struggles and her urge to learn. She writes about how the extremist use force and intimidation to keep girls from going to school.
Malala’s online writing against the Taliban led to her being awarded Pakistan’s first National Peace Prize last November. Former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani directed Pakistan’s Cabinet to award the prize each year to a child under 18 who contributes to peace and education.
“Last year, Malala told CNN she feared “being beheaded by the Taliban because of my passion for education. During their rule, the Taliban used to march into our houses to check whether we were studying or watching television.”(source CNN)
She described how she used to hide her books under her bed, fearing a house search by the Taliban.” (source CNN)
Malala was shot earlier out side of her school by Taliban extremist.
My prayers are with her.
Pray for Malala Yousafzai
At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai took on the Taliban by giving voice to her dreams. As turbaned fighters swept through her town in northwestern Pakistan in 2009, the tiny schoolgirl spoke out about her passion for education — she wanted to become a doctor, she said — and became a symbol of defiance against Taliban subjugation.
On Tuesday, masked Taliban gunmen answered Ms. Yousafzai’s courage with bullets, singling out the 14-year-old on a bus filled with terrified schoolchildren, then shooting her in the head and neck. Two other girls were also wounded in the attack. All three survived, but late on Tuesday doctors said that Ms. Yousafzai was in critical condition at a hospital in Peshawar, with a bullet possibly lodged close to her brain.
A Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, confirmed by phone that Ms. Yousafzai had been the target, calling her crusade for education rights an “obscenity.”
“She has become a symbol of Western culture in the area; she was openly propagating it,” Mr. Ehsan said, adding that if she survived, the militants would certainly try to kill her again. “Let this be a lesson.”
“It’s a joy for me because I’m one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox. So with my thumbs I like to think I’m probably quite useful.”—
Prince Harry compared killing insurgents in Afghanistan to playing a video game in an interview broadcast on BBC Monday night.
regarding malala and pakistan:
the malala sympathy and positioning her as like the only pro-female education activist in pakistan especially in the context of a country where apparently no other girls can go to school is so problematic because the west actually doesn’t give a shit about pakistan like at all
when western governments drone strike pakistan & when western media portrays all pakistanis as terrorists or pakistan as the pit of a corrupt, failed state, how dare you actually try to stand up for a pakistani girl? don’t even pretend that you’d show her the same sympathy if she wasn’t shot by the taliban (which is conveniently opposed by western governments).
what about the little girls who have their homes destroyed by drones? that’s just “collateral damage”, right?
also, what about pakistani women WHO GO TO SCHOOL AND ARE EDUCATED AND DO THINGS? how does the image of pakistan get reduced to “oppressed brown girls who can’t go to school bc taliban”?
i’ve heard the same people who claim to support malala say the nastiest shit about pakistan. i once heard someone say, in regards to him supporting malala, “pashtun culture is the most terrifying culture i’ve read about” when, you cruel motherfucker, MALALA IS PASHTUN HERSELF.
furthermore, this type of shit has happened before. the media conveniently latches itself on to a single incident of horrific taliban abuse (especially of pakistani women) and opens the way to western and pakistani army intervention, both of which are incredibly destructive.
and honestly, until you are willing to address every single one of these issues in exactly the complexity they require, don’t give me shit about how “we’re all malala” bc you don’t understand the first thing about what it’s like to be a pakistani woman.