Friday, October 10, 2014

My hero

Malala Yousafzai has more courage in her than anyone.  She has more smarts and forgiveness in her than does any Christian, Hindu, Jewish, or Islamic holy man.  She has more grace than any woman alive and she's got more humility than you or I.  She took a bullet for what she believes in and she lived to shrug it off so that she can continue to make a difference in the lives of women and children all over the world.  And make no mistake, the religious extremists that tried to kill and silence her are the same ilk who try to censor history books in Colorado and try to control women's bodies and sexuality all over the world.

I love, respect, and revere this courageous young woman.  For the first time in recent memory, the Nobel Peace Prize committee got one right.

1 comment:

Margaret Benbow said...

"She took a bullet for what she believes in"--People like Malala, like the Tank Man from Tiannemen Square, or like the photojournalist Foley who was tortured by terrorists for weeks and remained "implacable"--they seem to belong to a different species. Better and so much braver.