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Malala Yousufzai's First Interview Since Being Shot


Malala after the shooting

Malala before the shooting

This is my idea of a hero. Have you ever seen another teenager as courageous, inspirational and mature as Malala? I have to admit that risking my life to make the world a better place was the last thing on my mind when I was her age.



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Meauxjeaux
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This is my idea of a hero.


Will you say the same thing when DHS or a drone strike takes out some Constitutionalist?






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Will you say the same thing when DHS or a drone strike takes out some Constitutionalist?

What do drones have to do with this young girl?






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Not surprisingly, the Taliban has praised the Nobel committee's decision not to award Malala the Peace Prize.

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This is my idea of a hero. Have you ever seen another teenager as courageous, inspirational and mature as Malala? I have to admit that risking my life to make the world a better place was the last thing on my mind when I was her age.


The Nobel Committee missed out on what would have been one of the most International inspiring Peace Prize winners in decades(maybe since Nelson Mandela).


I was first slightly critical of her Activist father for allowing an 11/12 year old girl to publicly speak out against the Taliban. In a documentary she said she wanted to be a Doctor ,but her dad insists that she must be a Politician to help her homeland. She eventually relents & agrees that she wants to be a Politician.


Maybe her dad saw something in her & it seems he was right because at this point he nurtured a child precocious beyond his expectations.

After surviving being shot point-blank in the head she truly believes she was sent here by God for a purpose. Her dad is almost irrelevant to her decision making now. She can't be stopped or convinced otherwise of her purpose of fighting for women's rights in Pakistan(and the world).








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After watching those links & others of this girl I must admit to gettin a little teary eyed listening to her bravery/maturity..

I agree that unless I was also pushed by adults(like Malala's dad) & made to feel I was destined to speak out I doubt if I would have been thinking of being an Activist for Education as a pre-teen/teenager. At best I could see myself defiantly self educating at home or being tutored stealthily by someone . Stealing or acquiring educational materials when possible ,but never dream of being an Activist.

A political prodigy was nurtured by her father & a monster of an activist was created by the Taliban when she survived that gunshot wound. She believes God sent her here.






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I'm surprised nobody here is complaining that she's Muslim. Actually thats a good thing.





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You're the first one to mention her being Muslim ... Islamaphobe much???





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Not this boy. I am always the one who says that those who try to convert others are wrong. I am saying its a nice thing for once.





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After watching those links & others of this girl I must admit to gettin a little teary eyed listening to her bravery/maturity..

I agree that unless I was also pushed by adults(like Malala's dad) & made to feel I was destined to speak out I doubt if I would have been thinking of being an Activist for Education as a pre-teen/teenager. At best I could see myself defiantly self educating at home or being tutored stealthily by someone . Stealing or acquiring educational materials when possible ,but never dream of being an Activist.

A political prodigy was nurtured by her father & a monster of an activist was created by the Taliban when she survived that gunshot wound. She believes God sent her here.

Her charisma and fearlessness is what terrifies the Taliban, because they realize that she has those very rare leadership qualities that can convince otherwise apathetic and/or cowardly people to summon their inner-courage and follow her. Gandhi and MLK both had this quality. If she lives, she can be a great leader for Pakistan in the future.

EDIT: Here's the link to Jon Stewart's recent Malala interview:

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Seems Stewart & his audience are totally taken with her as well. Yes she's got 'IT'.

Unfortunately Malala is receiving much backlash in Pakistan(Google Malala backlash).

During Malaya Day at the UN this summer the Pakistan government completely ignored it after initially supporting her by naming schools after her & ratifying the Pakistani Constitution to assure Universal Rights to Education for all.


There seem to be 3 points of contention with her now & some are calling her Malala 'Dramazai' (play on Yousafzai):

1)Showing too negative a light on a big problem with militants in Pakistan(Right Wingers do the same here & accuse you of hating America if you point out negative Social issues)

2) Too much of a tool for a Western agenda in Pakistan.

3) Hypocritical that the West is outraged at a child being shot in the name of Islam , but American drones kill Pakistani children routinely in the name of 'War on Terror'.

Hope she can remain a hero & realizes her goal of becoming Prime Minister.


Ironically we accuse 'Islam' of promoting hatred/complete submission of women despite the fact that Islamic countries have elected more women leaders than even the US(none)

Pakistan elected female Bhutto as Prime minister twice.
Indonesia, Turkey, Senegal,Kosovo & Kyrgyzstan have all elected female Prime Ministers/Presidents.





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Here's the video of Malala's UN speech:

LINK

Anyone who isn't impressed with this young girl has to be one cynical human being.

Also, here's the text:

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She's a strong girl, but she is dangerously naive. The media has been running this little girl's opinions such as "talking" to the Taliban as the way forward. Sure she's impressive but but people mustn't forget that she's 14 years old and doesn't have the solution to all of the world's problems.





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quote:

This is my idea of a hero. Have you ever seen another teenager as courageous, inspirational and mature as Malala? I have to admit that risking my life to make the world a better place was the last thing on my mind when I was her age.



I'm in agreement track. She's one courageous young woman.






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Tonight she will on ABC's 20/20 for the full hour being interviewed by Diane Sawyer. Let's see what she has to say about solving these real-world problems.





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She's a strong girl, but she is dangerously naive. The media has been running this little girl's opinions such as "talking" to the Taliban as the way forward. Sure she's impressive but but people mustn't forget that she's 14 years old and doesn't have the solution to all of the world's problems.




I am certain after getting a bullet to her head, point blank, she knows that she cannot simply 'talk' to the Taliban. After avoiding going back home for years due to continued death threats to her I am certain she knows that she can't 'talk' to the Taliban.

What she wants to do is inspire Leaders , who have girls like her, & other Pakistanis to resist(ideologically) & fight the ignorance/oppression of the Taliban.

Not just inspire Pakistanis & Muslims , but her message is expanding to those wherever women are opressed.







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What she wants to do is inspire Leaders , who have girls like her, & other Pakistanis to resist(ideologically) & fight the ignorance/oppression of the Taliban.

Not just inspire Pakistanis & Muslims , but her message is expanding to those wherever women are opressed.

As was reported on 20/20 tonight, after Malala was shot, such was the national outrage that the Pakistani parliament unanimously passed a bill which ensured free and compulsory education to all children (boys and girls) aged 5 to 16. I guess that failed assassination attempt backfired on the Taliban beyond their worst nightmare.

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What a courageous young woman?

I believe fear of death has escaped her at this point. It's something you can only truly experience if you survive death. Some people just keep their head down & just get through life but then there are others like Malala that will walk through the fires of hell for what they believe. God bless her!



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Yesterday Obama met with Malala at the White House. I wonder if meeting her made Obama feel any sense of regret or shame. There was a time, not too long ago that Obama sounded a lot like Malala, now he's just another imperial President, a.k.a. "W lite". It would have been a nice gesture if he had given her his undeserved Nobel Peace Prize.

Barack Obama - November 10, 2007
"As President, I will end the war in Iraq. We will have our troops home in sixteen months. I will close Guantanamo. I will restore habeas corpus. I will finish the fight against Al Qaeda. And I will lead the world to combat the common threats of the 21st century -- nuclear weapons and terrorism; climate change and poverty; genocide and disease. And I will send once more a message to those yearning faces beyond our shores that says, 'You matter to us. Your future is our future. And our moment is now.'"


Barack Obama - January 31, 2008
"We shouldn't have invaded [Iraq] in the first place. It was part of the reason that I think it was such a profound strategic error for us to go into this war in the first place. And that's one of the reasons why I think I will be -- just to finish up this point, I think I will be the Democrat who will be most effective in going up against a John McCain, or any other Republican -- because they all want basically a continuation of George Bush's policies -- because I will offer a clear contrast as somebody who never supported this war, thought it was a bad idea. I don't want to just end the war, but I want to end the mindset that got us into war in the first place."

Barack Obama - June 4, 2009
"For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations – large and small – that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: the situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity, and a state of their own. . . . . . . Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel's right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine's. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop."


EDIT: If anyone had any doubts about what this girl is made of, notice in the article that she wasn't awed by being in the presence of the most powerful man in the world, rather she took the opportunity to blast Obama for his reckless use of drones.

quote:

I thanked President Obama for the United States' work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees. I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. If we refocus efforts on education it will make a big impact.




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Anyone who isn't impressed with this young girl has to be one cynical human being.



Religion makes her country a shithole.

Religion makes her circumstances the way they are.

She believes in the same religion.



It's not a very logical position she takes.






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