Malala Yousafzai: hero and inspiration

Source: New York Times

At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai took on the Taliban by giving voice to her dreams. As fighters swept through her town in northwestern Pakistan in 2009, the 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.

They cannot stop me.  I will get my education, if it is in my home, school, or any place.  This is our request to the all world that save our schools, save our world, save our Pakistan.  Save our Swat. – Malala Yousafzai

Here’s the documentary ‘Class Dismissed’ which covers the hero Malala’s fight for the human right to an education. The Taliban has tried to kill her but they have failed. She lives and so does her spirit. Bless her!

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