Posts tagged ‘Malala Yousafzai’

October 7, 2013

Malala vs the Pakistan Taliban

by duncanr

malala-yousafzaiIt’s a year ago this week since the Pakistan Taliban tried to murder a young girl by shooting her in the head

Their attempt to silence her voice failed miserably, and, instead, people around the world, in countries far removed from Pakistan, who had never heard of Malala Yousafzai now know her name and . . .

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February 6, 2013

Malala Yousafzai Thanks Supporters

by duncanr

malala yousafzai quoteMalala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for her high profile campaign to procure an education for herself and other girls in a patriarchal society that would deny them that right has spoken to the media

Speaking from the hospital in Birmingham where she has been treated since being flown there from Pakistan, Malala thanked all those who have prayed for her survival

A fund to help achieve Malala’s dream of education for ALL children (boys and girls) has been set up. Donations to assist in this work can be made here –

December 2, 2012

Time’s Person of the Year 2012 : Vote Malala

by duncanr

malala yousafzaiTwo dictators topping the poll (so far) for Time’s Person of the Year?

Someone’s having a laugh, surely – or North Korean citizens have been mobilised en masse to vote for their chubby-faced leader, Kim Jong Un.

At the time of writing this post, Kim Jong Un is winning the public vote with a total of 2,354,353 for – way ahead of Mohamed Morsi in 2nd place with 363,419 votes, and Malala Yousafzai in 3rd place with 186,732 votes (full results so far can be viewed here –

If you’ve a mind to, head over to and cast a vote for Malala

Voting closes 11:59 PM on December 12th

October 18, 2012

Taliban Complain of Bad Press

by duncanr

Jeez, you shoot one eensy weensy girl in the head and suddenly everyone’s calling you a scumbag (

That’s the complaint of the Pakistan Taliban. They are accusing the media of bias following all the negative publicity they have received after they attempted to kill a 14yr old girl who wanted an education. They are unhappy it seems that the media is not giving equal prominence to their side of the story – though not so unhappy, I guess, as the family of a young girl now fighting for her life in a hospital a few miles down the road from me

Read more of this Taliban clapstrap here –

October 13, 2012

Madonna Strips for Malala

by duncanr

Taliban fighters boarded a school bus in Pakistan and shot a 14 yr old girl, Malala Yousafzai, in the head because she was campaigning for the right of Pakistani girls to be educated –

Doctors have removed the bullet from her head and are hopeful she will recover – though if she does survive this attack, the Taliban have vowed they will try again to kill her

Malala’s plight has evoked sympathy and support from people around the world. The most bizarre, and the most . . .

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