The title of a Fox News article released on February 4, 2013 is “Pakistani girl shot by Taliban appears on video saying SHE’S GETTING BETTER” (Web-site/URL: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/04/pakistani-girl-shot-by-taliban-makes-video-statement-says-is-getting-better-day/).
“In her first video statement since she was nearly killed, a Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban REMAINED DEFIANT in arguing for girls’ education, saying Monday (February 4, 2013) SHE WOULD KEEP UP THE SAME CAMPAIGN that led to her attack”. Yousafzai sure is DETERMINED, but she’ll do this activism in THE UK now because IT’S SIMPLY TOO DANGEROUS FOR HER TO RETURN HOME.
“Speaking clearly but with the left side of her face appearing rigid, 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai said she is “getting better, day by day”, after undergoing weeks of treatment at a British hospital”.”in the video, made available by a public relations firm”, Yousafzai said: “I want to SERVE. I want to SERVE THE PEOPLE. I want every GIRL, EVERY CHILD,TO BE EDUCATED. For that reason, we have organized the Malala Fund”. “every girl” should be emphasized here especially against the CHINESE attitude that women should do MUCH LESS with their brains after marriage or entering into a long-term relationship. “Today, you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone. It’s just because of the prayers of people. Because all people — men, women, children — all of them have prayed for me. And because of all these prayers God has given me this new life . a second life”. Malala speaks of the love OTHERS have given her. Like other heroines, she SINCERELY DOESN’T realize how much SHE has inspired us.
Finally, “Malala was airlifted to Britain from Pakistan in October (2012) to receive specialized medical care and (most importantly) protection against further Taliban threats. She is expected to remain in the U.K. for some time as her father, Ziauddin, has secured a post with the Pakistani consulate in the English city of Birmingham”. OK so Malala is safe FOR NOW. WILL SHE GO BACK TO PAKISTAN? This could be another MELISSA CHAN-like story. Chan, of course, was Al-Jazeera‘s China correspondent before her press credentials were cancelled. When she left, Chan said: “I hope to be back in China one day, sooner rather than later” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/05/201251183633811491.html), but UNDER SUITABLE CONDITIONS. In Chan’s case, it was simply a matter of free speech, which is serious but certainly NOT as serious as it is for Malala because for Malala, this is a case of LIFE vs. DEATH. With the Taliban continuing their threats to kill her, she SHOULD NOT return to Pakistan, at least