Friday, October 12, 2012

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)
'Malala inspires us because she had the courage to defy the totalitarian mind-set others would have imposed on her. Her life represents a brighter future for Pakistan and the region. We must speak up before these acts occur, work to ensure that they do not happen again, and keep our courage to continue to resist the ongoing cruelty and barbarism of the Taliban. Malala Yousafzai refused to look the other way. We owe it to her courage and sacrifice to do the same.'
Former U.S. 1st Lady Laura Bush (left), in a Washington Post op-ed inspired by Malala Yousafzai (above right), a 14-year-old Pakistani girl who for the last 3 years has been blogging, in Urdu, about her efforts to learn notwithstanding opposition in her community to the education of girls. (photo credits here and here) The girl now is in hospital in critical condition, the victim of a masked gunman who on Tuesday boarded her school bus, confirmed her name, and shot her.

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