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I just tuned into MSNBC after a long day. I was thrilled that he has spent the last 10 minutes and maybe a few more on the shameful shooting of Malala Yousufzai.

Women and girls in South Asia and Africa go through a lot in their lives. The rise of extremism is shameful and sad and the extremisms in these region are unfortunately as bad or worse than the right-wing extremism that has crept in the west.

Malala Yousufzai is a brave girl who stood for women and girl's right to have a normal life. She isn't ask for a lot, just that girls be given an opportunity that can help them develop. Apparently, that is a lot for the Taliban. Like Cowards can only be, they shot her as she was boarding her bus to School. Because, in Taliban Circles, shooting a 14 year old girl is the ultimate level of courage (or cowardice!) that they can show. Because, Taliban, think that they have a direct line of communication to G*D - when actually, even Sa*an will not want to be on their side.

The issue of women's rights needs mainstream attention. Issues relating to women's right in developed world needs mainstream attention. Issues relating to women's right in the developing world and the middle-east needs mainstream attention.

I am glad that Pakistan is outraged, the Chief of Army is outraged, the public on the street is outraged. I want USA to be outraged for the prescription that GOP has for women.

I want my daughter to grow in a world where she doesn't need to understand this issue because it has been solved. I want my wife to grow old and tell these tales to her grandchildren when they gawk and cannot imagine a world where women were treated unfairly ...

8:23 PM PT: Update 1: Thanks for the rec list. Feel very humbled.

Update 2: Thanks Bugsydarlin for pointing out. The Lord did save a little angel for us.

Originally posted to InfiniteThoughts on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 08:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by Pakistan.

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