Will She Change the Face of Extremism with a Pen?

on Friday, August 2, 2013

After going through 10 months of rehabilitation phase, Malala Yousufzai was at the stage of United Nations’ General Assembly. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban in Swat Valley and luckily she survived. The question is that will she be able to change the face of extremism with a pen?

“Taliban’s thought that they would be able to stop us from taking the education. But they actually failed in doing so because they tried to stop one voice out of which there are thousands of voices born. We will fight for our ambition and nothing can stop us now in doing so. There is always a hope, and we all live by with that hope. Courage and strength overcome the hopelessness and fear”

Malala Yousufzai was on the hit list of Taliban. Malala was always a shining and prominent student of the school. She always keeps on smiling. The National youth prize winner was shot directly into the head by Taliban on October 9 2012. The bullet made a deep wound on the left side of her forehead leaving her severely injured. Two of her other school mates were also injured in the attack by the Taliban. Out of the three students, Malala’s condition was the most critical according to the doctors. Fortunately she survived, and it is her will that brought back on her feet.

I am not speaking on behalf of not only myself, but I am speaking on behalf of all the girls and boys. I am determined and will fight for all of those who have been targeted the most. Malala looked quite confident.

No revenge

In her speech at the UN forum, Malala emphasized on to the fact that her only mission was to encourage girls and boys to get their education. She said she was not seeking any revenge from the people who tried to kill her. She also added that every child should have the opportunity to get the education.

Talking about what Taliban did to her, she said that she had no offense against Taliban because she was not interested in getting revenge from Taliban. She also added if she was given an opportunity to that person who shot her, she would prefer to forgive that person. I would like to educate Taliban children preferably.

‘Education is the only way’

The pen is always better than sword she emphasized. “Education is the only solution. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” Malala was appreciated by everyone at the conference.

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