Friday, October 10, 2014

Malala Yousufzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Associated Press, via the Times of Israel, reports:
MalalaSeventeen-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai said she was “honored” to be the first Pakistani and the youngest person to be given the award and dedicated the award to the “voiceless.”

“This award is for all those children who are voiceless, whose voices need to be heard,” she said.

She invited the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers to the prize-giving ceremony which she will share with fellow winner Kailash Satyarthi of India.
Many of you will recall that Malala, at the age of fourteen or fifteen, survived a shooting to the head by Pakistani Islamists (Taliban) who objected to her interest in education on Islamic religious and moral grounds.

It was amazing not only that she survived, but that she so well overcame this horrific physical and psychological trauma.

G-d bless this exceedingly articulate, intelligent and brave young Muslim girl.

She has the potential to do much good in the world.

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