Malala Yousafzai is 14 yrs old, and is lying in a hospital bed, fighting for her life. She was forcibly removed from her school bus and shot in the head by the local Taliban. I won’t rehash the entire story, you can read it here.
She was a blogger, and a recent post was titled: ” I Am Afraid”
This young girl knew that by openly advocating for educational opportunities for women, she could be targeted by extremists, and of course she was. The word courageous doesn’t cut it.
I just don’t know what to say. I’m furious. I’m heartsick for her and her family. I want the bastards that did it and those who authorized it strung up and set on fire.
Maybe I’ll write more about this once I’ve calmed down. Right now, everything I start to write has a “slippery slope of religious extremism” angle and sounds too mean-spirited.