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Girl Shot By Taliban Back In School


Malala Press Office via AP
Malala Yousafzai,the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, with her father Ziauddin, as she attends her first day of school.



” Malala Yousufzai, the teenage Pakistani education activist shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, returned to school in England Tuesday.

“I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going back to school. I want all girls in the world to have this basic opportunity,” she said.

“I miss my classmates from Pakistan very much but I am looking forward to meeting my teachers and making new friends here in Birmingham.”

Sky News reported the 15-year-old is enrolled at Edgbaston High School for Girls as a ninth-year student. ”




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Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani teen shot by Taliban, back at school — in UK


” “Today I will hold my books, my bag and I will learn. I will talk to my friends and I will talk to my teacher,” she said.

“I want to learn how to bring change in this world.”

Her two wounded friends, whose injuries were less severe, are also back at school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, where they are protected by government guards, the Christian Science Monitor reported.

“Before I was a normal girl,” Kainat Riaz, 16, told the paper. “Now I am afraid to go out and can’t go anywhere freely.” ”





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  ” I recently attended the Walter Duranty Awards for Journalistic Mendacity , a highly entertaining event aimed at calling attention to the past year’s most egregious instances of mainstream-media
bias. Sponsored jointly by The New
Criterion and PJ Media , the awards are named after the most notoriously corrupt journalist of all time: the New York Times Moscow correspondent, Soviet apologist, and 1932 Pulitzer winner who pushed the Stalinist line that reports of the great famine in the Ukraine—brought on by forced collectivization and causing an estimated 6 million deaths—were nothing more than “malignant propaganda.”

  Needless to say, many contenders vied for the Duranty. While the judges ruled ineligible, “because we could not determine culpability,” the unnamed NBC News producers whose editing of the tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call completely distorted its meaning, the winners were eminently worthy.
  Second runner-up went to blogger Andrew Sullivan, for his campaign against “what Sullivan calls ‘genital mutilation,’ or as most of us refer to
it, ‘circumcision’”; for his “never-ending and relentless crusade to prove that Sarah Palin was not the mother of her Down Syndrome
baby, Trig”; and “for being Barack Obama’s greatest cheerleader.” “