Saturday, July 20, 2013
When this girl was 11 or 12 years old she began speaking out against the Taliban and others that keep girls out of school. That was in 2009. She continued to speak out for education and against the atrocities visited upon women. In 2012 she was shot in the face, twice, by Taliban. She survived and is now living in
and is back in school.
The Taliban are still trying to kill her and her father. Recently they've published a letter condemning Malala and justifying their attempt to kill her, and their continued desire to carry out her murder. Adnan Rasheed, a Taliban leader, is the author of the letter condemning Malala, and it has gained traction in the Islamic world, mostly condemning her for being a tool of the West, that she should be condemning the West, drone strikes, that she's pushing UN propaganda and the education she advocates is against the teachings of Islam. It's not clear how many, but apparently millions of Islamists agree with him. More in a article here.
Unfortunately, the UN is not for Western education, liberty and human rights. They pay lip service to it only. The UN is anti West, anti American, anti Christian, anti democracy. They want a top down world government and obedience to a world State.
This young woman is brave beyond words, and though speaking to people that don't buy into her message, she's gotten her message out. We love her and support her for that.