Malala Yousafzai Essay

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Her Past Made her Present Life
Imagine you are riding on your school bus, carrying your backpack. After you sit down, a man boards the bus carrying a gun then asks for you in a loud voice. A few of your friends look at you, revealing that you are the person that the man is looking for. The man points his gun at your head and fires. This happened to Malala Yousafzai, a fighter for girls’ education who is being targeted for standing up for education. She has won numerous prizes, one of them being the Nobel Peace Prize. However, fate has also given her some horrible experiences. One of them was being shot in the head. So why does she continue to fight for girls’ education? She continues to fight for girls’ education, despite any and all discouraging
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The Taliban soon invaded Pakistan in 2003 and wreaked havoc, death, and destruction upon Pakistan. The Taliban invaded Swat Valley and attacked Malala’s school on April 9, 2007 because they thought that girls’ education was wrong. Then the Taliban took away children’s education and enforced harsh laws in Swat Valley. Afterwards, Malala bravely responded by making a speech against the Taliban’s extreme ways on September 1, 2008. She also blogged about the attack on her school and made a website that works for education. Then many people responded to her message and donated to her website. This infuriated the Taliban and caused the Taliban to make a death threat against her because Malala was standing up against them. “Born on July 12, 1997, Yousafzai became an advocate for girls' education when she herself was still a child, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her”(Malala Yousafzai)”. Perhaps the Taliban was afraid of opposition and did not want any people trying to stop them, so they immediately tried to stomp out Malala’s courage. However, Malala’s courage would last a long, long time. Her fight against the Taliban still continues today, and she would have never started this personal war if not for her love of education and her activist dad’s influence. Both of those things came to affect her in her early life and shaped her
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