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November 10, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: November 10, 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who famously stood up for female education and was nearly assassinated by the Taliban (only to make a miraculous recovery), now finds her book banned by Pakistani private schools because it is “against our country’s ideology and Islamic values,” according to one official. Sigh.

In Houston, a girl’s 18th birthday party was celebrated with gunshots. However, that led to gunfire that was not celebratory—killing two and injuring 22, some of those injured in the ensuing stampede. 

Richie Incognito’s defense of his racist bullying: Jonathan Martin gave it just as much as he received it, or so he thought.

Two military experts say the domestic military base is an outdated relic that isolates soldiers from society. 

Is Thanksgiving happening way too late this year, anyway? Here’s a yes argument on that front.

18:47 // 9 months ago
October 13, 2013
The truth is that there are hundreds and thousands of other Malalas. They come from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other places in the world. Many are victims of the West, but we conveniently forget about those as Western journalists and politicians fall over themselves to appease their white-middle class guilt also known as the white man’s burden.
Interesting angle from writer Assed Baig on the widespread disappointment felt when Malala wasn’t chosen for the Nobel Peace Prize this past week. 
11:59 // 10 months ago
October 12, 2013

newshour:

"I have seen death already. So now I’m more powerful. Now I’m more courageous."

-Malala Yousafzai on the Taliban.

Watch her full interview here.

Yousafzai has been highly visible throughout her United States trip, also appearing on The Daily Show last Thursday, and being met with standing ovations at a pair of events in Washington, DC today.

20:37 // 10 months ago
October 9, 2013
theatlantic:

Interview: Malala Yousafzai Defends Herself Against Oddball Conspiracy Theories

Child-rights icon Malala Yousafzai has called on conspiracy theorists and critics in Pakistan to think about her message before condemning her. In an interview, Malala says her intentions in promoting the rights of girls and women are pure.
Read more.


It’s an unpleasant phenomenon, these wildly anti-Malala Yousafzai theories (anywhere from claiming the attempt on her life by the Pakistani Taliban was faked, to casting her as a pawn of a westernized political agenda). Her response, in part: “I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.”

theatlantic:

Interview: Malala Yousafzai Defends Herself Against Oddball Conspiracy Theories

Child-rights icon Malala Yousafzai has called on conspiracy theorists and critics in Pakistan to think about her message before condemning her. In an interview, Malala says her intentions in promoting the rights of girls and women are pure.

Read more.

It’s an unpleasant phenomenon, these wildly anti-Malala Yousafzai theories (anywhere from claiming the attempt on her life by the Pakistani Taliban was faked, to casting her as a pawn of a westernized political agenda). Her response, in part: “I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.”

19:33 // 10 months ago
July 13, 2013
Thousands of people have been killed by terrorists and millions injured - I am just one of them. Malala Day is not my day - today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.

16-year-old education advocate MALALA YOUSAFZAI, during an address to the United Nations Youth Assembly on Friday.  The U.N. had declared July 12 “Malala Day.”

(via The Telegraph)


You can watch the full video of Malala Yousafzai’s amazing speech here.

17:19 // 1 year ago
April 6, 2013
united-nations:

“The way to see peace is through education.”
See what else Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager injured in an assassination attempt on her way home from school in 2012 and champion of the right of girls to have an education, told Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon via Skype on Friday, 1,000 days before the target date to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Find Behind-the-scenes video and more here 

Malala Yousafzai, who survived a very horrific gunshot to the head by an attempted Pakistani Taliban assassin, also appeared via video at the Women in the World summit in New York City yesterday, to announce her new initiative for women’s education in Pakistan, the Malala Fund (Angelina Jolie, who lauded Yousafzai in her remarks, made a $200,000 donation).

united-nations:

“The way to see peace is through education.”

See what else Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager injured in an assassination attempt on her way home from school in 2012 and champion of the right of girls to have an education, told Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon via Skype on Friday, 1,000 days before the target date to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Find Behind-the-scenes video and more here 

Malala Yousafzai, who survived a very horrific gunshot to the head by an attempted Pakistani Taliban assassin, also appeared via video at the Women in the World summit in New York City yesterday, to announce her new initiative for women’s education in Pakistan, the Malala Fund (Angelina Jolie, who lauded Yousafzai in her remarks, made a $200,000 donation).

18:23 // 1 year ago
March 5, 2013
21:10 // 1 year ago
February 4, 2013
8:58 // 1 year ago
January 5, 2013
inothernews:

DEFIANCE  Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, center, with members of hospital staff, left Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. The 15-year-old girl was shot by the Taliban in October for campaigning for girls’ education. (Photo: AFP-Getty Images via The Wall Street Journal)

A big day for Malala Yousafzai, as well as the countless people around the world who’ve been moved by her spirit, and harrowing plight.

inothernews:

DEFIANCE  Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, center, with members of hospital staff, left Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. The 15-year-old girl was shot by the Taliban in October for campaigning for girls’ education. (Photo: AFP-Getty Images via The Wall Street Journal)

A big day for Malala Yousafzai, as well as the countless people around the world who’ve been moved by her spirit, and harrowing plight.

15:04 // 1 year ago
November 10, 2012
We held a special prayer for Malala in our school assembly and also lit candles. We did not organise any open event because our school and its students still face a security threat.
Mariam Khalid, principal of Khushhal Public School in Pakistan • Discussing her school’s marking of “Malala Day.” After the attempted killing of 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai by the Pakistani Taliban last month, the United Nations called for today to be “a global day of action” in her honor. Vigils are anticipated throughout the world, both recognizing Malala and the cause that nearly killed her, education for girls and women. For her school and classmates, an assembly was held and a prayer given, but they aren’t able to honor openly — fear of reprisal from the Taliban on the occasion prevented the holding of a public event. source
17:13 // 1 year ago