Malala The Mighty

How strong are the words of a young teen-aged girl
To frighten the Taliban so?
What cowards decide, since she’s telling the truth,
That courageous Malala must go?
How mighty is she, that they thought they would need
An army arrayed against one?
The pen, we all know, is much mightier than the sword…
So they figured, instead, use a gun.

Taliban attack wounds teen activist blogger

I have an appointment in mere seconds, so read Ophelia for more. And more.


  1. StevoR says

    Update from the BBC world news site :

    Malala Yousafzai: Surgery to remove bullet ‘a success’

    Surgeons say they have successfully removed a bullet from the campaigning 14-year-old schoolgirl shot by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Malala Yousafzai is reported to be in stable condition after Wednesday morning’s operation in Peshawar.

    What dishonourable gutless, pathetic excuses for humans the taliban swine are to committ such appalling atrocities against children who are already smarter and better people than any of their stupid mullahs ever could be..

  2. StevoR says

    Gak. Blockquote fail.

    Last paragraph and first line are mine, rest are an excerpt from the linked BBC world news story. Sorry.

  3. Katybe says

    It might have been a blockquote fail, but I wish the BBC had written that last paragraph in their story. Been hunting the blog comments on here in hopes someone’s identified a reputable donation fund for her.

  4. Katybe says

    And I didn’t realise about moderation, so for clarity, my comment above was in response to StevoR, at number 4.

  5. jnorris says

    StevoR in #3 has it right. The Taliban is this macho manly men org that does the will of Allah the Benevolent, Allah the merciful. The Taliban is the Shadow of the Prophet, blessed be his name. They shot an unarmed 14 year old school girl.

    Can’t you see them at the hooka bar bragging about that! Manly men doing the will of Allah the Benevolent.

    Or, maybe they aren’t doing Allah TB’s will. Allah TM allowed the girl to live. Allah the Just did not want her to be killed. So how/why did the Taliban get the wrong killing instructions? Perhaps the Taliban really doesn’t know the will of Allah TB after all.

    Maybe the Taliban is just a group of religious fanatically loser bullies who are frightened by a 14 year old school girl.

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