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"MALALA YOUSAFZAI Girl Of Courage. " People 78.18 (2012): 52. MAS Complete. Web. 28 Dec. 2014. MALALA YOUSAFZAI Girl of Courage Shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, the teen crusader for girls' education clings to life - and moves millions with her bravery In August 2009, when she met Malala Yousafzai at a retreat in Islamabad, college student Maham Ali barely noticed her. She had no idea what that idealism would cost. And that is a brave one. Diary of a Pakistani schoolgirl. Private schools in Pakistan's troubled north-western Swat district have been ordered to close in a Taleban edict banning girls' education.

Diary of a Pakistani schoolgirl

Militants seeking to impose their austere interpretation of Sharia law have destroyed about 150 schools in the past year. Five more were blown up despite a government pledge to safeguard education, it was reported on Monday. Here a seventh grade schoolgirl from Swat chronicles how the ban has affected her and her classmates. The diary first appeared on BBC Urdu online. The night was filled with the noise of artillery fire and I woke up three times.

Today is 15 January, the last day before the Taleban's edict comes into effect, and my friend was discussing homework as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. Today, I also read the diary written for the BBC (in Urdu) and published in the newspaper. My father said that some days ago someone brought the printout of this diary saying how wonderful it was. Malala Yousafzai - Moral Heroes. In the 1880’s a teenage Pashto woman named Malalai used her poetically powerful words to rally the Pashtun army against the invading British army at the battled of Maiwand.

Malala Yousafzai - Moral Heroes

After encouraging the soldiers with her words, she ran to grab the Afghan flag as its former bearer fell, putting herself in the line of fire to save her country. It is only fitting that the parents of Malala Yousafzai chose to name their newborn daughter after such a powerful young woman. Malala herself has become a young national hero, known also for her powerful voice and her courage to stand up for freedom and human rights. Her father Ziauddin Yousafzai is a beloved community leader, school director, and activist in Pakistan’s picturesque Swat valley. Born July 12, 1997, Malala grew up in a family that valued education, intellect and community service. “They cannot stop me; I will get my education if it is in home, school or any place.” Swat Taliban announce ban on female education from Jan 15. MINGORA: The Maulana Fazlullah-led militants, operating in the restive Swat Valley, have announced a complete ban on female education from January 15 and warned violators of harsh action.

Swat Taliban announce ban on female education from Jan 15

Shah Dauran, the vice chief of Swat militants and in charge of the FM radio, announced that no government or private educational institution would enrol girls. He said all schools and colleges should stop female education by January 15. He threatened to blow up all schools violating the ban, adding the schools providing education to girls would be forced to close. The militants in Swat, who have been known for their strong opposition to women education, have bombed or torched around 100 girls’ schools to forcibly stop girls from going to school in the district.

Due to their opposition and escalation of war between the security forces and the militants, dozens of schools have been either destroyed or closed. Malala Yousafzai Faces New Taliban Threat. Hazart Ali Bacha/Reuters Pakistani children prayed Friday for Malala Yousafzai, 14, who was shot by the Taliban this week for promoting education for girls.

Malala Yousafzai Faces New Taliban Threat

Officials said they had made several arrests. After Friday Prayer, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf visited Ms. Yousafzai’s family at a heavily guarded military hospital in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, where doctors were considering whether to send her abroad for treatment. “The next 48 hours will be critical,” Mr. “She is the true face of Pakistan,” he added. The interior minister, Rehman Malik, said the authorities had identified the two gunmen behind the shooting, but they had not been captured. Afzal Khan Afridi, the Mingora police chief, declined to specify the number of people arrested or what role they were suspected of playing in the shooting, saying he said he did not want to endanger the investigation. A 15-year-old girl who was wounded alongside Ms. Documenting a Pakistani Girl’s Transformation. It begins with her determined father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, but gets pushed forward by intense news media coverage of her daring campaign.

Documenting a Pakistani Girl’s Transformation

I met Malala in 2009, when she was determined to defy the odds and become a doctor. I spent six months making two documentaries about her life that helped bring her brave campaign to the world, transforming her into a public figure. After the Taliban tried to silence her, The New York Times wove the footage together into a single, 32-minute documentary.

Since the attack last October, I have at times struggled with a question journalists often confront: By giving her a platform, did I inadvertently play a role in her shooting? I wanted to understand how this all unfolded so I began combing through nearly 20 hours of unseen footage of the family long before they were coached by publicists, and before they had signed multimillion-dollar book and movie deals.