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Friday, October 10, 2014

Malala is one voice for all Muslim babies girls and women who need a courageous voice

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai rightfully received the universal recognition she deserves when the Nobel committee in Sweden announced her as the recipient of the Peace Prize, to be presented jointly with Kailash Satyarthi, a Hindu, who is an Indian child rights campaigner.
Malala Yousafzai 
Malala is one important voice who speaks for the education and human rights of all Muslim women. She speaks like a visionary or mystic, but her message is simple. Muslim women, who are too often forbidden to go to school, as well as all other females, have the right to access education.

"One child, one teacher, one book & one pen can change the world." Malala Yousafzai.

At only 17 years old, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Unfortunately, her Pakistan homeland hasn't made any supportive public comment. 

So, Pakistan has a chance to demonstrate humanitarian courage and recognize Malala for receiving this tribute, but the nation remains eerily silent.  Unbelievable, but many Pakistani people even express disdain about their heroine Malala.

Pakistan harbored the terrorists who executed journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002, and protected Osama Bin Laden from justice, the Al Qaeda leader who perpetrated the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Nevertheless, rather than demonstrate remorse for maintaining reticence in the face of terrorism, the nation appears, instead, to be ignoring their courageous native daughter Malala, who is receiving the highest honor any citizen of the world can achieve. Clearly, something must be terribly wrong with the morality of the Pakistani people who cannot appreciate Malala's courage.

The teenager was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for campaigning for girls' education. She now lives in Birmingham in the UK.

Malala said she was "honoured" to receive the award, saying it made her feel "more powerful and courageous".

She revealed she found out the news after being called out of her chemistry class at her school in Birmingham.

"I'm really happy to be sharing this award with a person from India," she said at a news conference.

Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, paid tribute to Malala's achievements.

"Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai, has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education and has shown by example that children and young people too can contribute to improving their own situations," he said.

"This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls' rights to education."

The committee said it was important that a Muslim and a Hindu, a Pakistani and an Indian, had joined in what it called a common struggle for education and against extremism.
Congratulations Malala. We love you. The world loves you. May your status as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize help to rescue oppressed women who feel they have no voice. 
Through your heroic example, in defiance of death itself, you can help these women of the world to be empowered and to change the world for the better.  

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