This is Malala. She is fighting for her life in a Pakistani hospital. She was shot because she wanted to go to school----her father's school for girls. She was shot in the head and neck. She was a target for the Taliban.
Here is the story on the attack:
The Taliban misuses Islam. Don't ever think this is Islam.
14 years old.
See her story in this 2009 documentary here:
There are upsetting images. I won't lie. But sometimes we need to see a reality so far from our own to realize the blessings we have and the troubles others are burdened with.
Please pray for her recovery.
If you have a teenager living with you who shrugs off their education, consider showing either the whole documentary or excerpts.
Malala is now in a London hospital. Sadly, she is not in a London school. The best news is that she's alive, she's able to open her eyes and to continue to heal. Now is the time for additional prayers.
May Allah protect our little sister Malala and mend her brokenness.