|malala for nobel|
She envisioned the dream of women liberation in the streets of Swat (Pakistan) when she was shot, but now her dream has transformed into a more zealous fight for the rights of women. After she was successful in defeating death, she has emerged stronger and decided to challenge the Taliban more vociferously. Strong, courageous, and bold, Malala Yousufzai has become a sworn enemy for the Taliban and the torchbearer of women rights in Islam.
Malala has been nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her active role against Taliban. The Pakistani child rights activist has become the youngest ever recipient of the prize. The Nobel committee has lauded her "struggle against the suppression of children and young people."
Paying tribute to Malala, Thorbjorn Jagland, Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman, says "Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai, has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education and has shown by example that children and young people too can contribute to improving their own situations."
"This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls' rights to education."
Nobel committee acknowledged the role of a Muslim girl, that too a Pakistani, for joining in a common struggle for children's education and against extremism.
The Story of Malala: Chapter 1
|malala nobel prize winner after the taliban attack|
But the Taliban did not sit silently and conspired against this little girl, who has now become a heroine of sort for all Muslim girls in Pakistan. The Taliban plotted to kill her and shot her in October 2012 when she was returning from school in a school bus. The attacker fired three shots, says Malala - while one hit her in the left eye socket, the two others mistakenly hit two other girls. Malala was rushed to a Paksitani hospital and soon after was shifted to Britain, especially after voices to save her life were heard from all corners of the globe. Today, this girl is alive, with God's grace. Undithered by the Taliban, this little Paksitani girl has sworn to continue fighting for the rights of women.
|I am Malala|
In a speech to the UN, she challenges the Taliban, saying, "They think that God is a tiny, little conservative being who would send girls to the hell just because of going to school. The terrorists are misusing the name of Islam and Pashtun society for their own personal benefits. Islam says that it is not only each child's right to get education, rather it is their duty and responsibility."
The Taliban attack has only brought more fame and recognition for Malala on the global level. Now the 16-year-old girl from Pakistan's Swat has hundreds of thousands of followers from all over the world, who are reiterating Malala's message of equality, equal opportunity, and moderate Islam.
After her address to the UN General Assembly, Malala was awarded the Children's Peace Prize. She has also received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament and was nominated for the most prestigious Nobel peace Prize. The Malala Fund, her foundation works to make girl education in developing countries a priority. Her book, "I Am Malala," is a frank and straightforward account of her real life happenings and the problems faced by Pakistan when it comes to fighting against the radical brand of Islam.
Unlike the Taliban thinking, Malala's ideology is to fight for girls' rights and create a society where there is equality.
I Am Malala continues: Chapter 1