Young Girl Stands Up to Terrorists

Posted on July 14th, 2014, by iMinerva


July 14th is international Malala Day and Malala Yousafzai is celebrating her 17th birthday by meeting with the president of Nigeria to urge government action  to bring back the 250 young girls kidnapped by terrorists this April.  Malala is the young student from Pakistan who, in 2012, at the age of 15, was shot in the head for attending school.

It’s hard to understand how big, strong, menacing terrorists can be so threatened by young girls who want to go to school.  Are they threatened by young women or by education or the combination of the two?  While these thugs have guns, they obviously don’t have a single brain in their entire army.

So, while the Nigerian government is afraid, or unwilling, to take action against the Boko Haram, Malala is in Abuja, Nigeria,  holding press conferences to ensure that the world does not forget the plight of these innocent young students.  This is Girl Power in action!

Malala has also started a social media movement on Twitter urging everyone to post at #StrongerThan.  Tell your daughters, your granddaughters, your entire family and friends to share their strength, what they have overcome, to remind the world that each of us, and all of us, are far stronger than thugs.

To learn more about Malala’s campaign for universal education for all children around the world, check out  You can also see her interview on Good Morning America at–abc-news-topstories.html..

“My voice and the voice of these girls here in Nigeria and the voice of
the parents is more powerful than any weapon here on earth,” Malala said.

“And it was our voice that
defeated terrorism in Pakistan in Swat Valley and here it is going to be our
voice that will defeat all the terrorist activities and all the terrorism

(Quote by Malala during interview on Good Morning America, July 14, 2014)



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