The Girl Shot by the Taliban, Becomes a Global Icon
Not what the Taliban had in mind.
The unfolding story of Malala Yousafzai comes with an inspirational quote:
“If Pakistan has a future, it is embodied in Malala Yousafzai,” the editorial reads. “Malala has shown more courage in facing down the Taliban than Pakistan’s government and its military leaders …. The murderous violence against one girl was committed against the whole Pakistani society. The Taliban cannot be allowed to win this vicious campaign against girls, learning and tolerance. Otherwise, there is no future for that nation.”
And this quote:
“the global struggle for gender equality is the paramount moral struggle of this century, equivalent to the campaigns against slavery in the 19th century and against totalitarianism in the 20th century.”
You’d think religious extremists would understand martyrdom. :-/