Malala, teen shot by Taliban, celebrates 16th birthday with UN speech demanding free education

  • Article by: EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 13, 2013 - 8:40 AM

UNITED NATIONS — Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 16th birthday on the world stage at the United Nations, defiantly telling Taliban extremists who tried to end her campaign for girls' education in Pakistan with a bullet that the attack gave her new courage and demanding that world leaders provide free education to all children.

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teddydog13Jul. 12, 1312:01 PM

"I'm not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban, or any other terrorist group." --- She is a very intelligent young lady. I like the way she cleverly labels the Taliban as a terrorist group in this statement.

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JohnG1Jul. 12, 13 5:48 PM

Ms.Wazwaz, I hope you realize that you would be a target for the Taliban, you are a threat to them because you can read and write, skills that they do not have!

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minnexyzJul. 12, 13 7:26 PM

If you haven't seen her speech yet check it out on YouTube. Amazing.

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