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    Malala Yousufzai: Back, and still swinging

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...-attack-video/

    Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani womenís rights activist who was shot by Taliban militants in October for her work educating girls, has released a video statement to the world
    So, she gets shot in the head and the first thing she does when recovering is release a video.

    As she says: "As you can see, I can speak."

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    Wonderful girl.

    I just saw this on the news.

    Wonderful.

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    World-class hero. What pathetic cowards her attackers are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel Royal View Post
    World-class hero. What pathetic cowards her attackers are.
    World class is right.

    By her speaking out, and thanking everyone for all their prayers, she's throwing the cowardice in the faces of her attackers. I love it!

    She's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize; cannot think of anyone more deserving What an amazing young woman. Wow!
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    Very strong girl, and yes, a hero. But still, this kind of sentiment always bothers me: "Because of these prayers, God has given me this new life" No, the doctors who spent hours in surgery have given you a new life.
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    Frankly, I'm thrilled she can say anything. I expect her doctors are, too.


    ETA: In general, though - yes. I know exactly what you mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyB27 View Post
    Very strong girl, and yes, a hero. But still, this kind of sentiment always bothers me: "Because of these prayers, God has given me this new life" No, the doctors who spent hours in surgery have given you a new life.
    It's her sentiment and hers alone. Besides, after what she's been through, imo she can believe in whatever she feels like. Matter of fact, I'd vote her in for anything she wants to run for. That's not to say you're not entitled to your opinion, nor am I. We all are. Perhaps, she believes that her doctors were prayed for, too?

    I think this kid's amazing and one heck of a role model for all young girls who are thirsting for knowledge and an education in the ME.

    Quote Originally Posted by mccardey View Post
    Frankly, I'm thrilled she can say anything. I expect her doctors are, too.


    ETA: In general, though - yes. I know exactly what you mean.
    Her beginning recovery was so dicey I didn't think she'd be able to speak, either. It's incredible and will be beautiful to watch where she goes from here. It's exciting!
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