14-year-old blogger speaks out against Taliban, gets shot

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PAKISTAN – 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai is in critical condition after being gunned down by the Pakistani Taliban for her online diary, speaking out about women’s rights and education.

It’s something we take for granted here in America: women’s rights.

In in the Middle East, on courageous teenage girl is on the brink of death, all because she spoke out about what she believed in.

In an interview, Malala said, “I thought that I must stand up for my rights. The right of education, the right for peace.”

Malala won Pakistan’s first Nobel Peace Prize for her online diary. Ever since, her life’s been threatened.

She was gunned down by the Pakistani Taliban, something the terrorist group is taking credit for.

Malala is in critical condition at a military hospital in Rawalpindi. Doctors removed a bullet from her head, but now her brain is swelling.

In her interview, Malala said, “I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up.”

Let’s hope she pulls through so she can continue to pull through for her country.

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