Name: Saranjam Khan
Contemporary World History 01 (9:30-10:20am)
Summary from the New York Times
Footnote citation of Article or Editorial:
Declan Walsh, “Taliban Gun Down A Girl Who Spoke Up for Rights,” New York Times, October 10, 2012.
What is the article or editorial about (100-150 words)?
A 14 year old girl, Malala Yousafzai was shot in head and neck by Taliban while she was in her school bus with fellow students. Malala Yousafzai, who raised her voice for the education rights and opposed Taliban for their actions against women education in her home town, was a symbol of pride for the region. Malala came into attention in 2009 when she was covered by many international media groups for her brave initiative fighting for women rights. She was awarded by many organizations including the government of Pakistan. Malala was taken to a hospital in Peshawar and doctors said that there is a chance that the bullet would have damaged her brain. Many people including the Prime minister of Pakistan Condemned the incident.
What are your thoughts? For instance, how does it relate to what we have discussed in class (100-150 words)?
I cannot imagine how ignorant one can be and what guts it takes for someone to attack a 14 years old girl who raised her opinion for education rights. Taliban who call themselves the protectors of Islam do not even know that attacking children and elderly is strictly prohibited in Islam and that Islam has given equal rights of education to women. These incidents create a negative image of a region all over the world. We discussed about the women rights in class and that it is not like this everywhere in Pakistan, in fact this action was opposed by everyone in the country. This action by the Taliban determines how coward they have portrayed themselves. It takes a lot of courage for a girl to come out of nowhere and fight for the rights humanity. In my opinion her efforts created a lot of awareness...
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