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How is Malala Viewed in Pakistan?

03 Nov

But here in her homeland, the girl whose desire to go to school almost left her dead, the child who went to the White House and urged Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan – telling the US president how his drones fuel terrorism and kill the innocent victims – is viewed with widespread suspicion and lingering and deep resentment.
Malala is viewed by many as a stooge of the west, a young woman being used to push a message for the US and foreign powers. One frustrated father of a nine year old girl told me “Sadly, people are not ready to accept that Malala is Pakistan’s pride.

http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/she-said/2014/oct/11/malala-made-history-but-there-is-resentment-not-pride-in-pakistan

Malala Yousafzai poses with five Nigerian girls, who escaped after being abducted from their Chibok school by Boko Haram.  (LtoR) Rebecca Ishaku, Kanna Bitrus, Hauwa John, Hauwa Musa and Hawa Alhl'amaMalala Yousafzai poses with five Nigerian girls, who escaped after being abducted from their Chibok school by Boko Haram. (LtoR) Rebecca Ishaku, Kanna Bitrus, Hauwa John, Hauwa Musa and Hawa Alhl’ama Photograph: ISAAC BABATUNDE/AFP/Getty Images

 

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