Nobel Peace Prize for 17-yr-old Malala Yousafzai


Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

By now, everybody knows something about the amazing Malala. All over the world people watched and prayed and suffered with the 14-year-old as she and her medical team fought for her life after she was shot by the Taliban for daring to advocate education for women and girls. By dint of her indomitable will, she survived and wrote I am Malala in defiance of the men who still want to silence her voice. They fear her because they understand that if she prevails they lose their power. Malala knows that education is the best way to fight terrorism and that education of women is essential to combat poverty and the other ills of the developing world.

John Stewart interviewed her a year ago, and this incredible Pakistani girl famously left him speechless. Watching her speak is truly awe-inspiring.

“Why should I wait for someone else,” she asked, “why should I be looking to the government, to the army that they would help us? Why don’t I raise my voice, why don’t we speak up for our rights?” So she did, and is now the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Even if you saw this clip last year, watch it again. It is mind-boggling.

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