Malala Receives A Letter
Earlier this week I wrote a blog post about Malala Yousafzai, whom I deeply respect and admire. Her courage just astounds me and her will to live and face down evil just moves me deeply. She’s a strong, passionate, young woman who deserves all the respect in the world. Today CNN is reporting that Malala received a letter from a senior Taliban commander explaining why they shot her at point blank range. The letter is a chilling reminder of just how deeply brainwashed these militants are and how truly sick their ideologies are.
“The Taliban believe you were intentionally writing against them and running a smear campaign to malign their effort to establish an Islamic system in (the) Swat Valley, and your writings were provocative,” according to the letter, which was dated Monday
“You have said in your speech … that the pen is mightier than the sword. So they attacked you for your sword not your books or school.”
I hope that Malala knows she has a world behind her and she needs to keep doing what she’s doing.