It takes a village to raise a child, but a gang of thugs to kill a little girl? What kind of cowards does it take to attempt the assassination of 14 year old girl who speaks out about the right to education? Evidently, the Taliban Islamic fundamentalist movement believes do deeply in halting the education of women that they are willing to murder a young lady with a voice. Hypocritically, the term Taliban mean, "students".
If you follow this link to a CNN story, Girl's courage, Taliban's cowardice, and watch her video, you'll hear the passion for learning that any American parent could only dream of for their child. In such an oppressive region of the World, she gets it. Malala understands the power of knowledge, global communication, and freedom of speech; and regrettably, their deadly consequence.
Comparing the Taliban to Nazis, one has to say their worse. It appears that Taliban are completely ignorant of the power of the Internet to disgrace their dasterly deads. Nazis would not have been so successful at exterminating Jews had the Internet been available. The Taliban men are trying to oppress the very gender that gave birth to them. In that way, you could award them the Darwin Award. Their probably not a big fan of Mother's Day either. And more synically, how proud can these Taliban be of a failed attempt to kill an unarmed school girl; yet they swear to try again. At least Nazis' were proficient.
So, if you feel outrage, sympathy, pride, or any other emotion, please support Malala Yousufzai by saying so as a comment (registration required) to this post. If you pray, I ask that you add her in your prayers regardless of your religion.
-=- Craig A. Lance (a.k.a. PalaDolphin)