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Malala - Starting to Walk, Talk and Read

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The Pakistani ambassador to the UK says Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl activist shot in the head by a Taliban gunman last month, is making a steady recovery and is starting to walk, talk and read.

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Teresa W (782)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 3:04 pm

Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"

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Past Member (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 3:23 pm
I'm sure we're all very glad.

Now, about that Nobel Peace Prize......

Naoko i (264)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 3:36 pm
Oh, I'm really glad she is recovering well.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 3:38 pm

This is, most certainly, excellent news!

Thanks for sharing it, Rose.


penny C (83)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 4:43 pm
such good news.Thanks Rose.

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 11:59 pm
Fantastic!! What a girl! What a spirit! Thanks Rose

Rose Becke (141)
Monday November 5, 2012, 3:21 am
Yes it is great news it lifts my heart

Ben O (171)
Monday November 5, 2012, 3:24 am
Please sign the UNICEF petition "Stand with Malala!"
Believe in ZERO girls denied an education...
"Education is the most powerful weapon wich can be used for World change"
(Nelson Mandela)

Monday November 5, 2012, 4:00 am
:) This news made my day....
noted with thanks

Monday November 5, 2012, 4:01 am
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Gladly signed...

Vivien Green (153)
Monday November 5, 2012, 9:34 am
Great news about this courage young girl, may she go from strength to strength.
Thank you rose.

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:27 am
Thanks for this update and I'm glad to read she is progressing so well. I also signed petition that Ben gave. Too soon to star you Ben.

Myraida Diaz (136)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:52 am
Absolutely Roger: The nobel prize for Malala! (that, could also protect her.)
This is very good news! - Looong, perfect life Malala!!!!!
Thank You Rosie. Noted.

Thomas P (280)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 9:12 am
Noted....bless this courageous little girl!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:19 am
Am very heartened to read, that the SISTER of one of the accused gunmen who shot Malala, has WRITTEN HER A LETTER OF APOLOGY. That is very wonderful indeed...

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:28 am

This is where to find the article:
but there is also a Care2 News Item.

Sue H (7)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:33 am
Bless her heart. Thanks for the update.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:35 am
'She.... said she's sorry for the pain her brother inflicted on the young girl.

"What he did was intolerable," Haleem told CNN. "Malala is just like my sister. I'd like to express my concern for Malala on behalf of my whole family; I hope she recovers soon and returns to a happy and normal life as soon as possible. I hope Malala doesn't consider me or my family as enemies. I don't consider Atta Ullah my brother anymore."'


Read On ABC News Radio:

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:49 am
HERE is the Care2 News Item on the story of Haleem, the sister of one of the alleged gunmen, APOLOGIZING to Malala.

So before you go ranting, or letting one of the Repukelican trolls on Care2 rant, "All Muslims are EVIL, all Pakistanis are EVIL, they'll never change, they're backwards, crazy, our enemies, they need our military to move in and smash 'em, they'll never learn, they're uncivilized, etc. etc. etc..... " consider THIS.

Now I will go and cross-post THIS story THERE...

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:56 am
Some not-so-great news: {From the other News Item}:

When Malala was 11, she worked with the BBC and published a blog in 2009 detailing her struggles to attend school in Swat.

In January of that year, the Taliban issued an edict ordering that no school should educate girls.

After the shooting, the Taliban issued a statement online saying that, if Malala were to survive, they would attack her again.

If Malala returns to Pakistan, guards will protect her and her family, Pakistan's interior minister, Rehman Malik, has said.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 11:01 am
The Pakistani ambassador to the UK says Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl activist shot in the head by a Taliban gunman last month, is making a steady recovery and is starting to walk, talk and read.

Jamil Ahmed Khan, Pakistan's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, made the comments Sunday after speaking with British officials and the father of Malala Yousufzai, who is being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England.

Khan says she is making "very satisfactory" progress and has started "walking, taking and reading." He gave the update at a students' speech contest in Dubai in honor of Malala, a prominent advocate of girls' right to education in an area once controlled by the Pakistani Taliban.
Surgery soon

Meanwhile the Pakistan Ambassador to the UAE says that Malala will soon undergo reconstructive surgery in the UK

Jamil Ahmad Khan said the surgery could be done “within weeks”.

“Doctors just want to make sure her brain tissue has healed enough and is ready to accept a patch.”

Ambassador Khan said he had spoken at length to Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai and the Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Kingdom on Saturday.

“With good wishes from all of the nation and world, Malala will bounce back with the same resolve.”

Khan said Malala’s father Zia had resolved to take his daughter back to school.

While addressing a debate on girls’ right to education on Sunday, organised by Pakistan Professionals Wing (PPW), Khan said the world was pleased to see “this exuberant child of our country”.

He also said Malala was a movement that would be followed by the 70 million children currently studying in Pakistan. “The struggle will pay its dividends,” he said while encouraging students to focus on studies.

“Extremist mindsets cannot deter Pakistani students from studying.”
Malala was recently awarded the National Peace Prize by Pakistan for defending her motherland’s reputation and fighting for children’s rights and education.

Christeen A (368)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 1:53 pm
Good news. I hope her recovery continues. Thank you for the update.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 3:54 pm
Fantastic news!! This young woman needs to survive, has to survive as she is now a worldwide iconic symbol of gender equality!

Janet R (38)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:33 pm
Hey, that's great news, thanks for sharing. I am hoping and praying that she makes a complete recovery.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:54 pm
Thanks Rose--pleased to read this one!

Robert O (12)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 11:25 pm
Thanks Rose.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 12:41 am
Great news Cheers Rose

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 1:08 am
I'm really happy ,good news,Thanks.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 1:52 am
This young girl is a great inspiration to all females living under the yolk of fundamentalist Islam.
I hope and pray she makes a full recovery.
Thanks Rose.

alicia m (97)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:02 am
noted, Ben already signed, and for all:


Gillian M (218)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 7:35 am
It is good news that Malala is getting better and I hope she has a speedy and as pain free full recovery as possible.

However, the Taliban have put Malala on a kill list and she will have to live with that and possibly her death.

I'm also a cynic and doubt that the sister's apology is anything more than a PR exercise. I would be more inclined to believe it if the family pressured the gunman to hand himself in to the police.

Helle H (21)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 10:13 am
Brave girll. Hope she'll get better very soon.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 10:31 am
Good news.

Christine S (134)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 2:18 pm
Good to hear.

Gene J (290)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 3:19 pm
That is absolutely outstanding news! I want so much a full recovery for her, a great education and then maybe, just maybe she can lead Pakistan out of the freaking wilderness they have lived in forever. Whatever she wants, I want for her. And I want her kept safe above all else. There is no shame amongst thieves they say, I guess that holds true for murderous religious idiots as well. I too wonder about that apology, if it was real, she is probably dead by now too as no woman can speak for a man in that religion, her brother will take her out himself for "dishonoring" him. Sheesh.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:49 pm
Great , thanks !

Jeanne M (84)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:54 pm
Wonderful news - thank you, Rose!

Maggie Kearns (7)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 7:18 pm
Thanks Rose! I'm praying for her full recovery. She has inspired so many of us. I think she'd be safer in the UK.

Tom Edgar (56)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 10:51 pm
What happened to the mongrel of a Pig,apologies to the Porcine breed) who shot her?

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 11:50 am

Melania P (122)
Friday November 9, 2012, 1:06 pm
Thanks for posting, such a brave girl!

Lynn D (0)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 2:32 am
Great news! Hope she improves daily! Thanks for letting us know!
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