When the truth is silenced the truth gets louder.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani school pupil and education activist from Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Malala has become internationally known for her activism for rights to education and for women, especially in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school.
In early 2009, Malala Yousafzai age 12 -13 wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat. Yousafzai rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television. Desmond Tutu nominated Malala for the International Children's Peace Prize.
On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. In the days following the attack, she remained unconscious and in a critical condition. Later she was sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England for intensive rehabilitation. On 12 October, a group of 50 Islamic clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā against those who tried to kill her, but the Taliban reiterated its intent to kill Yousafzai and her father.
It becomes necessary for every child and woman be given opportunity to be educated to realise her personal potential. This will reflect on her relationship with a partner and as a mother, and influence on other people in society. A mindset that keeps people down is seen in the west - also with titles an assumed social class structure, that invites examination.
There are parts of our world where people will do anything to be educated and the value of this, gift and birthright, is why Malala is speaking out and no threat is going to silence her. It is sad that a great number of people in UK do not even value schooling. The opportunity to examine the East and West values; their priorities and to see that actually, people in other lands, even children are aware and socially conscientious.
Yousaf is a name of Joseph and it could well be that Malala is from the house of Joseph, as people have tended to keep family names. Let us learn more.
In looking at names. Malala means "grief stricken" Joseph means 'God will increase'. One meaning of Zai is 'someone who's able to overcome odd and impossible tasks'.
Sometimes life sets us on a journey that we cannot forsee and Malia is going what she is meant to be doing. It is not the first time a child is shaping the future. Malala has brought to our attention a vital point that should be addressed by 'royals' wanting/holding positions of power. It could be Malala has royal roots to be motivated to empower people?
It is not natural to silence the truth or oppress people!
Being royal is not a superior status...Being noble means doing right by everyone. The are many people who have noble status and fake titles, who sit in silence while people suffer. The children today are the leaders and teachers of today and tomorrow.
This is part of a full transcript posted below when Malala Yousafzai delivers her speech to the UN General Assembly published Friday 12 July 2013:
And I remember that there was a boy in our school who was asked by a journalist: “Why are the Taliban against education?”He answered very simply by pointing to his book, he said: “A Talib doesn’t know what is written inside this book.”
They think that God is a tiny, little conservative being who would point guns at people’s heads just for going to school. These terrorists are misusing the name of Islam for their own personal benefit. Pakistan is a peace-loving, democratic country. Pashtuns want education for their daughters and sons. Islam is a religion of peace, humanity and brotherhood. It is the duty and responsibility to get education for each child, that is what it says. Peace is a necessity for education. In many parts of the world, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan, terrorism, war and conflicts stop children from going to schools. We are really tired of these wars. Women and children are suffering in many ways in many parts of the world.
In India, innocent and poor children are victims of child labour. Many schools have been destroyed in Nigeria. People in Afghanistan have been affected by extremism. Young girls have to do domestic child labour and are forced to get married at an early age. Poverty, ignorance, injustice, racism and the deprivation of basic rights are the main problems, faced by both men and women.
We are all equal in God's eyes. Once people realise this, then examine Your strengths and live Your purpose to benefit and Empower other people, not block progress of mankind.
Human rights abuses are crimes against humanity. Injustice is a very serious crime against humanity. War is a very serious crime against humanity. There are people looking down on foreigners instead of learning their truth and standing by the voices that are speaking out for everyone. Malala is not a voice just speaking for girls in Pakistan.
Everyone has a voice and story to tell. One day adults will listen to children and officials might listen to the people who are born to shape this world future. There are 56 million children out of school worldwide - just once issue that was to be addressed over a decade ago and the British establishment declined to correct the errors in this country. It took a girl to be shot in the head and almost die to have this important message heard globally.
How many millions more people must suffer and die?
England - the land where injustice is rife and to this day, there is refusal to put wrongs right. Corrupt officials boast of their crimes. My training was to assist healing and empower people - voices are meant to be heard. As a child I had the understanding of everyone having personal potential and a spiritual purpose beyond being a conformist. Not everyone wants to be famous. The price people pay when promoting false idols is too high.
A mentality in England is 'Peace is not profitable'. I can assure you that an educated society with skills and creative imagination is a necessary foundation that not only builds society, self esteem and sense of achievement, this inspires progress building a structure on what was already laid down. The foundations need to be on solid ground.
If people know hate and fighting with guns - perhaps they do not know love and a different way. People can swap guns for hugs. Ignorance is dispelled when discovering the truth. In England, masses of adults do not know how to write because they did not attend school - perhaps looking at a problem in another land will be less painful than facing the truth. We are not living in an advanced civilisation. Technology is advancing.
Peace, love and best wishes
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