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  • Teenage girl shot by Taliban receives international peace award (Excellent choice)

    01/03/2013 11:14:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Sib Kaifee
    Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani school girl who was shot last October by Taliban thugs, has won the Tipperary 2012 International Peace Award. Recognizing her struggle for girls’ education in Pakistan’s troubled northwest region, the Tipperary Peace Convention said Yousafzai was chosen for her courage, determination and perseverance, along with the impact she has had on so many across the world. Among this year’s five nominees for the award were Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi, according to a statement issued by Pakistan Foreign Office.
  • Madonna, 54, dedicates onstage striptease to Pakistani girl shot by Taliban

    10/13/2012 5:19:17 PM PDT · by dead · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 October 2012 | Anna Edwards
    Clearly not content with flashing a nipple and 'ironically' calling Barack Obama a Muslim, Madonna has decided to wade in on the shooting of a Pakistani girl after she spoke out against the Taliban. Madonna continued to use her 'MDNA Tour' to make yet another controversial statement by strip-teasing to 'show her support' for Malala Yousafzai, who was shot on a schoolbus for writing a blog about how important education is. On her Wednesday night performance in the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, the singer began by telling her audience that she wanted have a 'serious talk'...< snip > According to...
  • Pakistani girl still unconscious after surgery; clerics mostly silent on shooting

    10/10/2012 10:21:10 AM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/10/2012 | Richard Leiby and Michele Langevine Leiby
    ISLAMABAD — Doctors have removed a bullet lodged near the spine of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl gunned down on her school bus by the Taliban, officials said Wednesday. Yousafzai’s chances of survival improved after the surgery, but she remained unconscious and in critical condition. Police said they had identified a shooting suspect but had not yet apprehended him. Akbar Khan Hoti, chief of police for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where Yousafzai lives, told a TV news channel that the attacker had traveled from eastern Afghanistan. As schoolchildren throughout the nation held prayer vigils for the teenage education activist, many...
  • Bullet removed from Pakistan girl's body who was shot at by Taliban

    10/10/2012 2:58:32 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 12 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Oct 10, 2012 | The Times of India
    PESHAWAR: Pakistani surgeons removed a bullet on Wednesday from a 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban for speaking out against the militants and promoting education for girls, doctors said. Malala Yousufzai was in critical condition after gunmen shot her in the head and neck on Tuesday as she left school. Two other girls were also wounded. Yousufzai began standing up to the Pakistani Taliban when she was just 11, when the government had effectively ceded control of the Swat Valley where she lives to the militants. Her courage made her a national hero and many Pakistanis were shocked by her...
  • Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    10/09/2012 2:07:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/10/12 | Arnie Lubin
    A spokesman for the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley confirmed the terror organization was behind the shooting of a 14-year-old activist Tuesday. Malala Yousafzai was targeted by the Taliban because she is an outspoken advocate and supporter of education for girls. She was shot in the head on her way home from school in the main city of Mingora. According to one source inside the Pakistani Taliban, the terrorist organization felt threatened by the young girl because of her pro-west sentiments and promotion of Western cultures, her outspokenness against the Taliban and her love for U.S. President Barack Obama. .....
  • Malala Yousafzai: The Latest Victim in the War on Children in Pakistan

    10/09/2012 9:42:20 AM PDT · by mquinn · 4 replies
    Time ^ | 10/9/2012 | Krista Mahr
    A 14-year-old activist and blogger was shot in the head on her way back from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley on Tuesday, the latest in a troubling string of incidents involving children in Pakistan. Malala Yousafzai was injured along with two travel companions when Taliban assailants opened fire on their vehicle in the town of Mingora. By evening, Yousafzai, who started blogging about the Taliban’s ban on girls’ education in Swat when she was 11, was in stable condition and en route to a military hospital in Peshawar.