Friday, July 12, 2013

Malala to terrorists - You may shoot us, but won't silent us

Today is Malala Day, a day set aside by the United Nations to draw global attention to the importance of education for all children.  It was named after Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was short in the head in October 2012 for speaking out about her right to education.
Malala who has been receiving treatment in London since the attack, was at the UN headquarters in New York to mark the day.  She delivered a very impressive, wise and courage speech.  I just listened to the speech and I frankly it drew tears to my tears.  The message is simple but profound - Taliban, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and terrorists all over, you might shoot us, but you won't silent us.
I hope all the agents of terror would listen to this 16 year old activist and heroine of free speech.  Boko Haram, Malala spoke to you particularly.  You always use youtube to send you messages (though you claim to hate western education), now here is a message on youtube for you.  You may bomb schools, but you won't take away our resolve to be educated and free.

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