Offering Today’s Post (and Prayers) for 14-year-old Pakistani Blogger Malala Yousafzai

9 Oct

Corrected photo credit – I hope this is right!: Malala Yousafzai in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 8 March 2012. Malala was shot and wounded by Taliban gunmen in Swat on 9 October. Photograph: T Mughal/EPA

The Taliban today attempted to assassinate a 14-year-old Pakistani girl who blogged in defense of education for girls.

Malala Yousafzai is now fighting for survival with bullet wounds to the head and throat. According to the BBC and NBC News she may very well survive, but she may never regain her speaking voice.

So today, I offer this post in tribute to her bravery and the importance of equality and education for women and girls.

Examples of Malala’s posts

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32 Responses to “Offering Today’s Post (and Prayers) for 14-year-old Pakistani Blogger Malala Yousafzai”

  1. johncpicardi July 13, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Thank you for posting this, John

  2. Eha July 13, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    I am afraid I have to agree with Cecilia and it makes me want to weep. But that young woman has brought the state of the female sex in her country and area to the fore more than any politician or organization. May her life blossom . . I have been contributing in a small way thru’ the AVAAZ organization in cases like this . . . peace . .

    • Eha July 13, 2013 at 5:57 am #

      Malala of course has been out of Pakistan for a long time now – and she can speak and how! Have just listened to her at the United Nations Assembly as I hope all of you have – what a voice and delivery: 16 going on university educated 25 ūüôā ! All her family were ther, her mother quietly weeping, father as proud as can be. If you missed it, there must be catchup programmes . . . !

      • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy July 13, 2013 at 8:25 am #

        Hello Eha, in the reblog I include the link to her speech from yesterday. She is incredible. Fearless. Fierce.

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy July 13, 2013 at 8:25 am #

      Peace to you too.

  3. Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy July 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Reblogged this on Hot, Cheap & Easy and commented:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MALALA – who LIVED to celebrate her 16th birthday today by addressing the U.N. and demanding education for all!!!!

  4. sybaritica October 12, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Is this what passes for manhood and righteousness with the Taliban … attacking little girls?

  5. Nooruddin Jalal October 12, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    I’m Pakistan I’m Malala..!

  6. spree October 11, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Natalia, thank you for this post! Thank you for naming this courageous heart of a girl!! Should she survive (and we pray she does!) even if she loses her speaking voice, this unearthly-brave girl will not be silent. Thank you again, Natalia!

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 11, 2012 at 10:16 am #

      She deserves our support…speaking out for what o many of us take for granted! And risking her life for her beliefs…

  7. Food,Photography & France October 11, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    Extremist religion is without a saving grace. The Crusades and the Auto da Fe said it loud and clear. Humans have to stop imposing their beliefs on one another.

  8. mjskit October 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    What a brave child and what horrible people to want to kill a child. She will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. johnnysenough hepburn October 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    How shocking! I’m saddened to the very core. Hoping there will be a full recovery.

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      I hope so to. Keep good thoughts for her!

  10. ceciliag October 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    The Taliban can never be driven out. They are somebodies brother or sister or father. They are not a band of renegades camped out in the hills to be hunted down. Often it is the brothers and fathers who do these dreadful things to their own women.. Poor poor girl.. such a brave wee thing and the irony of losing her voice.. I hope they can get her out of the country somehow.. such horror..c

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      I am so gutted about this, she is symbolic of so many girls around the world…and nations do so much better the more equality there is between the sexes!

  11. Nami | Just One Cookbook October 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    So sad. I just read her dairy and she’s such a brave young girl. I hope she will get the education she deserves! My thoughts are with her and hope she’ll recover quickly.

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

      I hope so too! She seems to have come thru the surgery well!

  12. albertocook October 10, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Reblogged this on Real italian dish.

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      Grazie tanto, Alberto. This assassination attempt on such a young girl is horrifying…we must spread the word.

      • albertocook October 11, 2012 at 8:24 am #

        I hope that one day all peoples come together before a banquet table for the pleasure of being close to each other

      • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 11, 2012 at 10:16 am #

        I hope so too, Alberto. Magari un giorno….presto….

  13. Bluejellybeans October 10, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Reblogged this on Blue jellybeans and commented:
    Malala Yousafzai recibió un disparo en la cabeza cuando volvía del colegio en la ciudad de Mingora, la principal del Valle de Swat.

  14. Bluejellybeans October 10, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Esto de los taliban me parece una barbaridad… te felicito por el gesto. Lo voy a reblogear si no te importa.
    Bss
    G

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 10, 2012 at 10:16 am #

      Me parece buen idea disseminar la noticia e ir aumentando las oraciones y la furia con la situacion…

  15. Susan at Savvy Single Suppers October 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Will be keeping Malala in my prayers for days to come. Being someone so obviously brave (and at such a young age), bodes well for her recovery and her future. May God bless her. Thanks for posting this Natalia!

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 10, 2012 at 6:29 am #

      I hope she will recover fully and get that education she (and all girls and boys) so richly deserves.

  16. Lorraine October 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    The Taliban’s view of the world is so regressive and despicable that it defies the
    imagination; it is sad to hear about cases like Malala and even more saddening, it is to realize that
    there will be many more instances of oppression and sadism in Afghanistan in weeks, months and years to come….

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

      This wasn’t Afghanistan! It was Pakistan…in a place that the Taliban had supposedly been driven out and which was under military control. Which makes it even more scary.

  17. Alison October 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    May she recover fully. x

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