Teenage Courage

Malala YousafzaiThe shooting today of Malala Yousafzai, the 14 year old schoolgirl who was campaigning against the Taliban imposed ban on the schooling of girls in north-west Pakistan, has caused worldwide outrage. The bravery of Malala, who started her campaign blog when she was only 11, can only be admired.

It can only be hoped that the senseless, cowardly attack on this child will further undermine the political position of the Taliban. The Islamist fundamentalists dominate the areas they control by a combination of fear and violence.

These cowards have promised to silence Malala if she continues her campaign, assuming she recovers from the head injuries sustained today. Surely it is high time that moderate Islamic people made it clear that such actions, which are bound to taint attitudes towards their religion, are totally unacceptable.

In the meantime, I ask that you join me in chanting and praying for a speedy and full recovery for Malala, such a brave and inspirational young lady.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yaz
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 06:49:48

    What an amazing girl, and an amazing step in her own growth.


    • Anupadin
      Oct 10, 2012 @ 10:23:00

      Hi Yaz,

      It’s hard to comprehend just how brave this little lady has been. Such wisdom at such an early age could easily be seen as evidence of reincarnation.

      These thugs, using Islam as a banner of ‘respectability’ should be totally ashamed at their actions. Sadly, I doubt that they are.

      I pray that she recovers from the attack, and that her sacrifice has a deep and far reaching effect on the status and existence of the Taliban.

      Namaste ~ Anupadin


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