A 14-year-old Pakistani school girl and a blogger was fired at inside a school bus.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility saying her promotion of education for girls was pro-Western.
One of the two bullets hit her in the head, travelled downwards and was lodged close to her spine, army doctors have managed to take it out, but the next few days are crucial for her.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said she would not be spared, and would be targeted again if she survived. [Link]
Her father said that of all the things he loved about her, it was her fairness – her democratic ideals – that he loved the most.
Malala, then a dimpled 11-year-old with dark eyes, shot to fame when she wrote a blog under a pen name for the BBC about living under the rule of the Pakistani Taliban.
Malala had started to organise a fund to make sure poor girls could go to school… [Link]
This part of the news article troubled me.
But despite the threats, he said he had turned down offers of protection from the security forces.
“We stayed away from that because she is a young female. The tradition here does not allow a female to have men close by,” he said.
So maybe there should be women security guards for women, and women police, and women doctors, women sales people, factories owned and run by women, employing women, producing helmets and guns meant only for women, and a women’s army? Maybe we need a separate world for women where they can feel safe?