1 Updates
Only education can root out extremism: Malala
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Only education can root out extremism: Malala

Oct 9 2013, 9:38am CDT | by IANS

London, Oct 9 (IANS) Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl attacked by the Taliban for spreading the message of girls' education and who is among the frontrunners for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, believes extremism can only be rooted out by educating the next generation.

London, Oct 9 — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl attacked by the Taliban for spreading the message of girls' education and who is among the frontrunners for the Nobel Peace Prize this year,...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

27 weeks ago

Only education can root out extremism: Malala

Oct 9 2013, 9:38am CDT | by IANS

London, Oct 9 (IANS) Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl attacked by the Taliban for spreading the message of girls' education and who is among the frontrunners for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, believes extremism can only be rooted out by educating the next generation.

London, Oct 9 — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl attacked by the Taliban for spreading the message of girls' education and who is among the frontrunners for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, believes extremism can only be rooted out by educating the next generation.

In an interview on BBC World News' Panorama programme, Malala said she intended to return to her home country, despite the danger.

"Dialogue is the only way to achieve peace and extremism can only be rooted out by educating the next generation," Yousafzai said.

"I want to go back to Pakistan but first of all I need to be fully empowered... and to make myself powerful, I only need one thing, that is education, so I will get education, then I'll go back to Pakistan," said Malala who is now studying in Britain where her father has been give a diplomatic posting.

Reflecting upon her life in Pakistan's Swat Valley, the teenager said she was born in a society that did not value daughters.

"When I was born, some of our relatives came to our house and told my mother, don't worry, next time you will have a son... For my brothers it was easy to think about the future, they can be anything they want. But for me, it was hard... I wanted to become educated and I wanted to empower myself with knowledge," she said. The interview will be aired Oct 12 at 9.40 a.m. and at 10.40 p.m. on BBC World News. It will be aired again the next day at 3.40 p.m.

Malala said her father Ziauddin was her mentor and biggest supporter.

"I accepted her as an individual. I did not treat her as a property. I honoured her as a free individual and I usually tell all parents all over the world - educate your daughters, they are amazing," Ziauddin said.

However, as the Taliban came to control the Swat Valley in 2008, an edict was issued that girls would no longer be allowed to attend school.

"The Taliban's punishments were like slaughtering people on the Green Chowk, throwing acid on women's faces or abusing them or killing them," Malala recalled.

"I was afraid of my future. And at that time there was fear all around us, in every street and in every square of Mingora. At that time I said if we want to fight against the fear, let us have courage and let us have power to speak up," she said.

Malala's father, Ziauddin was an anti-Taliban activist and was approached by the BBC to find a schoolgirl to write an online diary. No one else would come forward, so he volunteered Malala, which shot her to fame and brought the ire of Taliban upon her.

"Becoming public meant everyone would listen to you then. That's the simple reason that I spoke," she said.

Malala was shot in her head Oct 9, 2012,when riding her school bus. After that she underwent multiple surgeries in Pakistan and Britain. She was miraculously saved.

The girl added that she missed her home and friends in Swat.

"Here they consider me as a good girl, the girl who stood up for children's rights and the girl who was shot by the Taliban. They never look at me as Malala, as their friend, and as a normal girl. In Pakistan, I was just Malala, simply Malala."

Asked about her expectations for winning a Nobel prize, she said: "If I win Nobel Peace Prize, it would be a great opportunity for me, but if I don't get it, it's not important because my goal is not to get Nobel Peace Prize. My goal is to get peace and my goal is to see education of every child."

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group is honored to receive the 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award from the Association’s National Capital Chapter. The award recognizes AFG’s outstanding Construction Management practices on the 5-year Steam Line & Condensate Replacement Project, serving GSA’s Heating Operations & Transmission Division. This complex $13.6M project accomplished replacing 11,000 LF of underground steam lines that serviced 21 Federal buildings within the District.
 
 
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Law Office of Alena Shautsova, a New York Immigration law firm located in Brooklyn , provides the full spectrum of immigration services including consultations regarding immigration benefits for citizens of troubled territories.
 
 
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Responding to the UN report on climate change mitigation, European innovators working across a range of climate innovation disciplines are stressing that major efforts are well under way in Europe.
 
 
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
Mary Ritter, CEO of the EU's main climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC, calls for greater collaboration between the private, public and academic sectors to develop new solutions to stop further climate change.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Box Office: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Opens To Mighty $47M Overseas
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actually opened in 14 overseas markets this weekend. It opened in the UK on Wednesday and more markets over the long Easter weekend. By the time the film opens in America on May 2nd, it will...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Even Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Almost Fell Victim To Eike Batista's Financial Collapse
As has been widely reported this week, Brazil’s Federal Police have opened an investigation into former Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Greatness: The 16 Core Characteristics Business And Sports Champions Share
“A loss is never a failure until you make an excuse.” – Michael Jordan, as quoted by American Sports Journalist Don Yaeger This week I had the chance to listen to and speak with someone my husband recognized...
Read more on Business Balla
 
"China's Warren Buffett" Has Just Sold Off His China Assets
On the 8th of this month, Pacific Century Premium Developments and PCCW announced they had signed an agreement to sell Pacific Century Place.  The disposal of a landmark project in the center of Beijing—two office...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Week Ahead: Apple, Facebook Lead Earnings Rush
U.S. stock investors can expect another wild ride this coming week as almost one third of S&P 500 companies report earnings. Firms delivering results include Apple, Microsoft, General Motors, McDonald’s and Boeing....
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Korea Ship Tragedy: Parents Go From Anger To Acceptance While Nation Wallows In Shame
On the crowded floor of the gymnasium in the incredibly pleasant town of Jindo, on the southwestern Korean coast, hundreds of people are going through all the stages of grief. There has been anger, denial, bargaining...
Read more on Business Balla
 
What's Japan's Guiltiest Secret?: (Hint) It's Not The Comfort Women
For anyone who follows East Asia, here’s a question: what is Japan’s guiltiest secret? The “comfort women” scandal? The Nanking massacre? Official homage to war criminals at the Yasukuni shrine? No, no, and no. If by a...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
How To Choose The Right Medium For Your Message
From music streaming services to magazine mobile apps, the last few years have brought us an array of options when it comes to choosing a message’s medium. New platforms, like Vine, have even reinvented publishing...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Medicare Data Reveal Startling $496 Million Wasted On Chiropractors
Ten days ago, the federal government released a huge data set detailing how it spent $77 billion in Medicare funds in 2012 to over 880,000 health care providers. The release of this data is part of a new transparency...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla