As most of you are probably already aware, the Taliban tried to execute a 14 year old girl in Pakistan by the name of Malala Yousufzai.
They shot her in the head.
She is in a critical condition in hospital but it is hoped she will make a full recovery.
The Taliban, however, have vowed to kill her.
The reason they want her dead is because she wants to go to school.
She’s been actively campaigning for girls to have the right to education since she was 11 years old.
The Taliban don’t believe girls should be educated.
What I would like to know is – what are the Pakistani authorities, police and military doing to protect her?
That’s a genuine question. Is she being provided with round-the-clock security?
If not, why not?
And, without wishing to offend Pakistan’s sovereignty, should a UN security force be sent to the region to protect her?
This isn’t about protecting one child.
It’s about protecting an idea.
An idea a young girl has about moving her country forward.
It’s about protecting this idea from men who live in the Dark Ages.
I welcome any comments and thoughts about what is happening to Malala.
I hope that, one day, there will be a statue of her outside of a girls’ school she has fought so hard to achieve.
It was Gandhi who said: You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Here’s a girl who is doing exactly that.
Alternatively, click on Malala’s image to go to the Amnesty International website.
A bit of good news – Malala has been airlifted to a hospital in the UK. You can read about it here: https://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/p/3b5bn/tw