This year’s Reflections of Hope Award goes to Malala Yousafzai. Be sure to read the classy response Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, gave to the media in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. . .
We have Pentagon Peacocks? (Hand Salute: Kris, thanks!)
The Sun is working with Khwendo Kor and Shahida Choudhary to recommend Malala Yousafzai for next year’s Nobel Peace Prize. I could not agree more.
America’s Sergeant Major reminded me that I like to skirt the edges when it comes to topics to post on. I will ignore his use of the inflammatory word skirt (another USMC barb, no doubt), and share the link he sent over. On poor 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai:
An attack by Taliban gunmen in north-west Pakistan that wounded a 14-year-old who campaigned for girls’ rights has caused an outcry in the country.
Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head on her way home from school in Mingora, the main town in the Swat Valley.
The president and prime minister have led condemnation of the attack.
Initial reports suggested she was out of danger, but there is growing concern over her condition with some reports saying she may need treatment abroad.
A Pakistani Taliban spokesman told the BBC they carried out the attack.
Once again, there are parts of the world that are primitive and untamed. And not in the Jungle Cruise kinda way, like the ride at Disneyland. That I may/may not have half-fallen into when I was significantly younger. By mistake. Hey, I was a Sailor back then too! And I imagined we were having open-ocean swim quals. Geronimo!
Pardon me, I did not mean to take this girl’s situation lightly. I joke because I don’t know what to say. Perhaps someone needs to look into getting Malala Yousafzai treatment in the States. She is brave. And deserves much better than what she has received in her country.