Seventeen-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.”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.
“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.
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.