Argumentative Essay On Malala

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The Taliban is a violent terrorist group who strikes fear into people’s lives by taking over their towns and restricting their basic freedoms and rights. “All music was haram, he said, forbidden by Islam. Only his radio station was permitted” (Yousafzai and McCormick 40). The destructive organization prohibited music, many types of clothes, and especially education. They destroyed and bombed many schools, with the hopes of also spreading fear into the eyes of others just like it; they targeted girls’ schools in particular, feeling that girls did not need or have the right to be educated. Through these dangerous times, one girl remained unafraid of the men who wanted her way of life to change drastically. This girl’s name is Malala. Once a small girl, she is now an advocate for girls’ rights everywhere, and she has become a role model for many young people striving for an education, including myself. Malala’s personal…show more content…
“In July 2013, only nine months after the shooting, Yousafzai traveled with her family to New York City to speak at the United Nations(UN). There, she urged political leaders from around the world to take action to ensure that every child should go to school” (“Malala Yousafzai.”). She also began to receive many accolades and awards as a result of her outstanding work. “In October 2014, almost exactly two years after she was shot, Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi (1954-), an Indian children’s rights activist. At just seventeen, Yousafzai became the youngest person in history to receive the Nobel Peace Prize” (“Malala Yousafzai”). With a look of bravery plastered on her face and her Nobel Peace Prize at her side, Malala still continues to do great things today. At the young age of twenty, Malala has a long life ahead of her filled with fighting for the right to an
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