Get well soon, Malala

October 16, 2012 at 8:03 am (anti-fascism, Anti-Racism, children, Civil liberties, Human rights, Jackie Mcdonough, misogyny, Pakistan)

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From Hope not Hate:
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Malala Yousafzai is on her way to the UK for emergency medical attention. This brave 14-year-old from Pakistan is fighting for her life after being shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to campaign for girls to be educated.
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The shooting has shocked Pakistan and tens of thousands have taken to the streets to condemn the shooting and support her calls for greater rights for girls and women.
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The attempted assassination of Malala highlights the worldwide struggle between HOPE and hate.
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From the persecution and harassment of minorities in the UK to the genocidal killing fields of East Africa; from Governments trying to outlaw homosexuality in several countries to the religious extremists who are trying to impose their worldview on believers and non-believers alike – there is just too much hate in this world.
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Malala should be a symbol of our resistance to hatred. That is why we want to let her know that we all want her to recover. We will deliver one copy of the Get Well book to the hospital and another to the Pakistan High Commission.
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This week has been designated Hate Crimes Awareness week and HOPE not hate has created a special website to look at hate crime. Each day this week we will put up a number of articles by organisations helping victims and trying to reduce hatred in our society. There will be a daily discussion point and people will be invited to give us their thoughts.
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Today we ask why victims of hate crime appear so reluctant to report the incident to the police.
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You can visit our website here: http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/hate-crime
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/Get well soon Malala Yousafzai
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Malala is an extraordinary brave young woman from the Swat District in Pakistan.  She was born on July 12th 1997 and at the age of 11 began a blog for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban in the Swat district, with a focus on the right of girls to be educated.  A translation of her blog can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7889120.stm.
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Malala has continued to be a vocal advocate, of education for all, in Pakistan and was the runner up of the International Children’s Peace Prize last year.  Her contribution was recognised within Pakistan in December 2011 when she was awarded the National Youth Peace Prize.  Malala is an inspiration for people across the world. On October 9th 2012 the Taliban attempted to assassinate her as she travelled home after an exam on the school bus.  A national day of prayer has been held for Malala across Pakistan.
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Tell Malala we are thinking of her
http://action.hopenothate.org.uk/malala-yousafzai

3 Comments

  1. angrysoba said,

    It’s a heartbreaking story. What an amazingly brave young woman. I wish her a speedy recovery.

  2. arielnietzsche said,

    she is a supporter of the Marxist IMT http://www.marxist.com/imt-sympathiser-shot-in-swat.htm

  3. The lovely Daily Mail readership « Representing the Mambo said,

    […] and some of them have even managed to take the issue of the Taliban’s attempted assassination of the inspiringly brave Malala Yousafzai and try and play the race card, even though she was defending the values that the right claims to […]

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