“I do not even hate the Talib who shot me.”

Malala Yousafzai

This Pakistani teenager, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education and who some think should have been TIME’s Person of the Year for 2012, was given a standing ovation at the United Nations for her amazing speech.

Malala has been receiving a lot of credit for this sentence—Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. — but it’s THIS line that is just brilliant:I want education for the sons and daughters of all the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there is a gun in my hands and he stands in front of me. I would not shoot him.”

Take some time out of your day and watch this speech. Maybe she should/could be nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace? What do you think?


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