Malala Yousafzai, a young teen in Pakistan, wanted to attend school like her brothers and wrote about it on a blog. Because of this, the Taliban boarded her school bus and shot her in the head.
The Taliban fighters asked for her by name before shooting her in the head.
The terrorists shot Malala for speaking out against the Taliban and for promoting education for girls. The Islamists also said they shot the schoolgirl for advocating girls’ rights.
Hospital staff assist Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was wounded in a gun attack, at Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital in the Swat Valley region in northwest Pakistan October 9, 2012. According to authorities, gunmen in Pakistan shot and seriously wounded Yousufzai on Tuesday for speaking out against Taliban militants. (Reuters)
A year after her shooting Malala Yousafzai went back to school.
On Friday the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people’s rights,
In response the Taliban threatened Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai with shiny knives.
AU.com reported, via Religion of Peace:
A POWERFUL breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban threatened teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai with “sharp and shiny knives”, hours after she was declared joint winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
Jamaat ul Ahrar — which in August separated from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban — posted its response to the win on Twitter late on Saturday.
“Characters like Malala should know that we are not deterred by propaganda of [non-believers]. We have prepared sharp and shiny knives for the enemy of Islam,” tweeted spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan..