Monday, 15 October 2012

Malala Update

Last Thursday I posted an item on Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by a Muslim Fundamentalist gunman for advocating girls' rights to education (CLICK). The thug also shot two of her schoolmates in the same school bus, but not injuring them so seriously. Malala was his target. The latest news is that she is being flown to the UK in an air ambulance provided by United Arab Emirates. Her doctors in a military hospital in Rawalpindi believe her condition is stable enough for her to travel. She will receive treatment in Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, an NHS hospital with a specialist major trauma centre (CLICK). The Taliban still intend to kill her. Let's hope there aren't too many Taliban sympathisers in Birmingham's large Muslim community. But first she needs to be healed. Fingers crossed she makes a full recovery.


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