|Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:59|
Malala Yousufzai is a world heroine to both adults and children — and hopefully will not become a martyr. The 14-year-old campaigner for girls’ education in Pakistan was shot in the head Oct. 9 for her “obscenity”, in the words of a Taliban spokesman.
She is expected to survive, doctors say. Two other girls were also injured as the Taliban fired into a bus while aiming for Malala. Since she was 11 years old, Malala has penned a blog under a pseudonym on the BBC website, sharing her fears but always voicing her determination to get an education.
- Jakarta Post