It seems that the various campaigns around the world that pushed her suffering and heroism to the forefront of the struggle for womens' have forced the Taleban fascists to try and backtrack in a blatantly obvious PR stunt with a letter publicised widely in the media today.
The Guardian reports:
The paper continues:
Absolute nonsense on the part of the Taleban of course and most people will see straight through their attempt to "redeem" themselves. The Taleban not only oppose the education of women but also what they call "secular or satanic" education, by which they mean anything that doesn't fit their twisted view of the world.
The attacks on women's education have continued regardless of the obvious outrage expressed around the world. The BBC reported in June:
The women's university at the centre of Saturday's deadly twin attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta has been shut down until further notice.
In the first incident a bomb on a university bus killed 14 women. Gunmen then killed 11 when they laid siege to the hospital treating the wounded.
Sardar Bahadur Khan University is the only all-female university in troubled Balochistan province.Meanwhile it was heartening to receive this message by e-mail today:
A personal thank you from Zia Uddin Yousafzai, Malala's father
As Malala’s father I want to express my personal gratitude and that of Malala and the whole family to you for signing the petition which gathered 1.4 million signatures in just a few weeks.
I hope you will continue to take an interest as A World at School calls on you, from time to time, to help millions of children in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Nigeria and across the world get to school and enjoy learning.
We are very touched by the support we have received, and, as Malala said to the United Nations:
“Let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism and let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons.
“One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.
“Education is the only solution. Education First”.
Zia Uddin Yousafzai
Further information: http://www.aworldatschool.org/