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(Yahoo)   Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, marked her 16th birthday with a passionate speech at the United Nations on Friday in which she said education could change the world   ( divider line
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3327 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Jul 2013 at 5:31 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-07-13 12:26:27 AM  
8 votes:
She then paused to pick up the bleached oblong skull of the former Mullar Omar and hold it in the gleaming light above the podium. The skull was now with gold filigree and emeralds, and took a long deep drink of wine before pounding her fist on the podium, shrieking "I will not rest until mine enemies are disemboweled, their families razed to the ground, and their shrunken heads placed alongside the road to my palace! The holy cleansing fire of my wrath shall know no bounds until it is slaked with the knowledge that the Taliban have been expunged from the pages of history," her voice rising steadily. "Their death shrieks shall serve as warning to all who would dare oppose my iron fist!" she screamed and cackled with delight.

Well, that's what she should have said, anyway.
2013-07-13 07:42:53 AM  
2 votes:
If I were her, I wouldn't waste my time trying to make the world a better place. I'd become a rapper, because getting shot in the head by the Taliban and surviving is some major street cred.

/good for her
2013-07-13 07:12:19 AM  
2 votes:

feckingmorons: I got socks and underwear for my 16th birthday.

I got a rock.
2013-07-13 06:39:50 AM  
2 votes:
Sharp skull fragments. Would not hit.
2013-07-12 09:27:26 PM  
2 votes:
I got socks and underwear for my 16th birthday.
2013-07-13 09:19:06 AM  
1 vote:

GreenSun: Education is only part of what can make your life good. It won't change somebody's life if in the end, they still can't find a job despite graduating from college.

Well, the world needs ditch diggers too.
2013-07-13 08:59:04 AM  
1 vote:

Hermione_Granger: I challenge you to read her whole speech without the room getting dusty.

Nice speech. Well-intentioned and completely pointless.

Invoking Gandhi is not a magical sainthood card. Gandhi was up against the British, who had at least a passing acquaintance with basic human dignity. If Gandhi had challenged the Taliban they would have cut his head off and showed us the video.

The speech doesn't accomplish jack shiat.

Not a one of the people who need to heed Malala's message the most give a damn. They have continued their attacks on girls and it would surprise me not in the least if they doubled down. Back in Pakistan the street-loons with Korans jammed down their shorts think the whole thing is an American plot.

The Taliban need nothing so much as a good killing - preferably by a combined strike force of gays, Jews, atheists, musicians, artists, librarians, pig farmers and strippers.
2013-07-13 08:57:36 AM  
1 vote:
First off, towns like yours are reasons cities like where I live are thriving. All the smart people leave, leaving behind the people that want concentration camps for gays. 20 years of this, and we have our red/blue split in America. Bright people leave backwards areas, hateful bigoted people stay.

That model probably is followed in Pakistan as well - the bright people in the north flee to Karachi or Islamabad or Lahore - the really bright ones find a way to get to England. Whats left behind are the sh*thead bigot bully losers whose only economic model is based on tribal warfare and 8th century religion replacing science.

I wonder if instead of seeing into Pakistan's future, where education brings them up to Western standards .. we aren't instead looking at our own - where tribalism, religious zealotry and lack of education eventually doom our red state areas to being even more like the Taliban than they already are,

It's already happening. My neighborhood in Seattle has been a mecca for gays and artists and educated people for over 20 years, I'm one of the early arrivers; not gay, but fleeing a dumbass home town full of crapass people that probably would have loved concentration camps for gays if they'd thought of it yet. Every year, my area of town gets every small town's bullied, intelligent, STEM-skilled or art skilled people move here, or visit here and flip out at how many of their own kind they find walking around. It's not just here, its every city on the West Coast does this to some extent, San Francisco or the Bay Area being the original model for this type of migration but it happens everywhere in America. Smart / sensitive / intelligent people say fark this noise I'm out and they leave and they neveras bright people from those regions continue to flee to our big cities.go back. 200 years of that, we have a taliban environment in our rural areas. It's already happening.

Eventually America will be another Pakistan perhaps. Isolated cities with isolated people while the redneck hatred of the rural areas has won over the government. Thats already happening too.

What a strange world you must inhabit .  Something along the lines of old world map with "there lies Monsters " written in the sea.

 Really think that people who live in rural areas are descendants of the The Hills have eyes.
 Only your handcrafted cappuccino stand between us and total anarchy.

Tell us about the wonderful education received from the Blue state public schools.

 What's the percentage of minority graduation rate in NYC or Chicago or Washington DC or any other enlighten Blue State ? Who controls the levers in Chicago ? The Rednecks in Georgia ?

I am glad you found a good life among fellow travelers. I am happy here in Georgia looking at the Mountains.
 I suspect if you turn over the label on all those neat-o stores and shops you'll find it manufactured and made in China for Hot Topic company.
2013-07-13 08:53:22 AM  
1 vote:

Wolf892: This girl is an affront to Allah, he who sent his prophet Muhammad, who spoke the words of wisdom. Girls who attempt to educate themselves are a blasphemy to his teachings, they are to be the victims of the holy jihad, they who bare their heads without coverings and go against the words of their fathers and husbands.
Let us shout joyful praise "Allah Akbar!" as the brave warriors of virtue who are the true servants of Muhammad and through him Allah, cut from this wretched woman's neck her head and make her dull dead eyes watch as we celebrate by fornicating with young boys in holy sodomy in his name!

And here we are with today's religion-bashing thread. Got anything new for us?
2013-07-13 07:02:52 AM  
1 vote:

Smoking GNU: Lady Indica: And her country, her people might just have a chance of being dragged into modernity, kicking and screaming.

We need a word better than hero, hero has been watered down. I mean sure, some guy who saves ducklings is awesome. This is something so much beyond that.



I'm more into Borderlands 2 atm. So, Ultimate Badass!
2013-07-13 06:30:24 AM  
1 vote:

God-is-a-Taco: I closed the video after she thanked god and then thanked people who prayed for her. Not the medics, surgeons, emergency personnel, and others who worked in tandem to save her life. She's full of the same ignorance she wants to fight.
Nice pink outfit, though.

Did it ever occur to you to listen a few seconds longer and see if she would thank those people? Because she did exactly that about 30 seconds later dumbass.
2013-07-13 06:14:49 AM  
1 vote:
But can she make a sandwich?

/you knew it was coming
2013-07-13 01:02:46 AM  
1 vote:
Dear gun-wielding coward,

How's that whole attempted-child-murder thing working out for ya?

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