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I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanLaureate I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism Am Malala The PDFEPUB #194 of the fight for girls' education of a father who Am Malala The Girl Who PDFEPUB or himself a school owner championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes son In June 2020 Malala graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in PPE Politics Philosophy Economics The Oxford course has a remarkable number of famous politicians and public figures among its alumni listed HERE When the CoronavirusCovid 19 pandemic subsides may the world be her oyster Image Malala celebrating graduating with her family SourceReview from 2016This is a powerful story about a child but with topical global relevanceThe media is full of alarming reports of extremists of all religions across the globe Finding perspective can be hard especially for non believers and it’s important to balance valid criticism and condemnation with avoiding the suggestion that all followers of a faith are mad bad or dangerous to knowSo it’s good to read a positive portrayal not just of a religious person but a Muslim one The fact she is young female and influential is all the betterWho Is MalalaPeople around the world know her by her first name They know she campaigned for the right of girls to attend school initially via an anonymous blog on BBC Urdu aged 11 That she was shot in the head by the Taliban and eventually airlifted to hospital in Birmingham UK a city where she and her family currently live That she has a very close relationship with her father That she spoke at the UN on her 16th birthday That she was the youngest Nobel laureate when aged 17 she was joint winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize That she’s a devout Muslim That she’s a gigglerThat I knew I read this to understand especially why Ziauddin her father is so enlightened about women and their education; how and why Malala became a campaigner so young; the role and opinion of Tor Pekai her mother who was illiterate; and her two younger brothers Kushal and Atal raised in a culture that favours boys and men but perpetually in the shadow of their sisterI learned the chronology and a fair bit about Pashtun culture the natural beauty of Swat recent Pakistani political history Taliban tactics and the difficulty of living as a displaced person at home and abroadI discovered that Malala loves Cheesy Wotsits Justin Bieber Ugly Betty styling her hair Twilight halal KFC gently teasing her father highish heels pink and suabbling with the elder of her younger brothers She’s proud of her academic prizes because she earned them but has mixed feelings about the others because they remind her of how much still needs to changeShe comes across as a charming mixture of serious and light hearted mature and child like loyal to her heritage but open to other ideas and influences The perfect example was doing henna hand tattoos using symbols from chemistry and calculus rather than the traditional flowers and butterfliesBut I still don’t feel I really understand the family themselvesWho are Tor Pekai and ZiauddinTheirs was unusually a love match rather than an arranged marriageTor Pekai may be uneducated and in the background but “ My mother comes from a family of strong women” and Ziauddin always shares information and decisions with her He’s the dreamer; she’s the practical one After Malala had been airlifted to the UK and the family were battling bureaucracy to join her it was Tor Pekai’s threatened hunger strike that got things slowly movingZiauddin apparently overcame a childhood stammer by determination and public speaking He was conscious of his preferential treatment for being a boy particularly in terms of education and felt that was wrong He was briefly radicalised in his youth but going away to college when Benazir Bhutto was PM he discovered “ women who had greater freedom and were not hidden away as in in his own village” That seems insufficient explanation for founding a chain of schools against extraordinary odds and speaking out against governments and terrorists “ It was my grandmother’s faith in my father that gave him the courage to find his own proud path” HmmOne answer to my uestions is the fact that Ziauddin carries a version of Martin Niemöller’s famous poem in his pocket First they came forWhose Voice Whose TruthThe significant biographies will be written decades hence but until then this is an important and readable book and I don’t want to diminish that It is by Malala in conjunction with journalist Christina Lamb The writing can be a little uneven and plodding I sometimes lost track of how old Malala was and it’s not always clear to what extent her thoughts and words are really hers or have been modulated moderated or embroideredMaybe it doesn’t matter When the Islamic studies teacher couldn’t be trusted her father advised “ Learn the literal meaning of the Arabic words; don’t follow his explanations and interpretations Only learn what God says His words are divine messages which you are free to interpret”There’s a fair bit of mythologizing “ My father always said ‘Malala will be free as a bird’ but I wondered how free a daughter could ever be” She was always special the family’s luck changed after her birth omens abound etc “ All children are special to their parents but to my father I was his universe” – he had a wife and two other childrenBut given Malala’s life and stature on the word stage mythologizing is perhaps inevitable and even appropriate ButControversyAlthough feted around the world Malala remains a controversial figure in the country she loves and to which she repeatedly and firmly says she wants to returnThe extremists think her a puppet of the west and too liberal in her interpretation of Islam Even moderates dislike her for symbolising bad aspects of their country and think her hypocritical for living in greater comfort abroad as if it were her choiceThe Pakistani government created the role of Educational Attaché in the UK for Ziauddin so the family would have income and diplomatic passports and crucially not be eligible to claim asylum in the UK which would make Pakistan look badWhat Next“ We might be the world’s best treated refugees” The Yousafzai family may live in greater material comfort now but the pain and loneliness of their new lives especially for Tor Pekai is made plainIt’s not safe for Malala and her family to return to Swat at the moment Meanwhile she received an excellent education at an academically selective private girls’ school in Birmingham a city with a large population of Pakistani heritage She’s two years older than the other girls in her class but did well after the initial shock of no longer being effortlessly at the top of the class I assume her brothers are receiving a similar education After that there was speculation she might go to the US for university; the only certainty was that it wouldn’t be Pakistan In the end she went to Oxford to study the famous PPE Politics Philosophy Economics course While still at school she reiterated the decision made aged 13 that she wants to be a politician so Oxford's PPE followed by many British and overseas political figures makes sense How and where she applies it remains to be seen She’s certainly fearless and determined she only agreed to meet President Obama on condition they could talk rather than just have a photo opportunity and when she was awarded Pakistan’s first National Peace Prize she accepted it and then gave the PM a list of demandsJust as importantly Tor Pekai is attending classes in English reading and writingReligion in My LifeI was raised as an Anglican Church of England at home and at school A somewhat passive non evangelical sort of faith with dramatic architecture good music and beautiful wordsIn my late teens and early twenties I earnestly sought a personal experience of God There were times it felt close but I never uite got thereEventually I gave up the uest and was happier facing my truth I dabbled in Dawkins and agnosticism and am now at the stage where I am somewhat bored with the debate and actively dislike organised religion and many of the beliefs that go with itNevertheless I retain a visceral affection for the beauty of some religious practices only some and respect for good and sincere believers including those among my family and friendsI don’t share Malala’s faith but I admire her sincerity courage commitment and passion for worthy causes She has paid a high price I hope she continues to think it worth itGood and Evil; God and the GodlessHistory is full of people who have done evil things in the name of religion including those who shot Malala and non religious people who have done great and altruistic things But we should not forget the oppositeMalala cites the Koran as saying “ God wants us to have knowledge” Her explicit religious faith may sustain and drive her but she evangelises for girls women and education rather than God Even unbelievers and followers of other faiths can support her in thatShe thanks God for saving her – but she’s keen to thank people too It also strengthened her campaigning resolve “ I was spared for a reason – to use my life helping people”Maybe the truth is that the world has good and bad people in it and that their religion is no relevant than whether or not they like Justin Bieberuotes· “My life has changed but I have not”· “For us girls that doorway was like a magical entrance to our own special world As we skipped through we cast off our headscarves like winds puffing away clouds to make way for the sun then ran helter skelter up the steps”· The Taliban take control of the valley commit atrocities “All this happened and nobody did a thing”· “Some people are afraid of ghosts some of spiders or snakes – in those days we were afraid of our fellow human beings”· “They can stop us going to school but they can’t stop us learning”· “The Taliban is not an organised force It’s a mentality” In the film when Ziauddin is asked who shot Malala he says it wasn't a person but an ideology· “I love physics because it’s about the truth a world determined by principles and laws – no messing around or twisting things like in politics”· “I am Malala My world has changed but I have not”UPDATE Book versus FilmA couple of weeks after reading the book I saw the film He Named me MalalaIt’s a very good complement to the book each has things the other does not so I recommend both I don’t think it matters which is firstThe film uses charming animated seuences to illustrate the legend of Malalai and scenes from the life of Malala’s parentsOn screen you see of brothers and mother a little of Malala's personality – especially her famous giggle get a feel for being on the receiving end of hordes of journalists at international events and see some of the education projects the Malala Fund is sponsoring However it’s no enlightening on the relationship between Malala and her parents than the book isThe book has gentle mention of Malala’s own faith background in Pakistani culture and politics about Ziauddin’s motivation and the schools he founded and covers the family’s difficulties in joining Malala in the UKImage Malala celebrating graduating in traditional Oxford style Source

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At point blank range while I Am MOBI #181 riding the bus home from school and few expected her to survive Instead Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York At sixteen she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Being a fellow Muslim I was indeed intrigued and awed by the courage of this young girl who is brave enough to speak up about what is wrong with her country and strive for education to be available for allComing from a country where education is a main priority and females overpopulated the men in schools colleges and universities I was indeed aghast to discovered that in certain parts of the world women are being treated as second class citizens It brought a tear to my eyes how Malala and her friends struggled to continue their education despite the horrors of war earthuake and the ongoing power struggle between the military and the Islamic militants in Pakistan Certainly Malala owed much of her courage from her own father who is an education activist and is the owner of a private school Their family background and details about the Swat Valley is described vividly in the book and readers get to know about the places that she has lived and been toThis book should be given out to every teen so that they would realise how important an education is and not to think of schooling so lightly I felt so grateful to be able to live in a country where although the majority are Muslims the women are not banned from attending schools and told to stay at homes to serve the men Thank you Malala for bringing attention to your plight Isn't it ironic that instead of silencing Malala with the gunshot the Taliban instead have given her an even bigger voice that has been heard the world over