The Bravest Girl Essay

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Terrorism, I may not know its exact definition, but I believe it has to do with violence among people who want to intimidate others. I think anyone can be a terrorist for example: if you terrorize your younger brother for doing something uncalled for and you threaten him, you are indeed a terrorist. There are all kinds of terrorists, some can be simple like I said above or they can be complex like the ones in 9/11 the ones who killed hundreds of people that day. Terrorist acts can happen anywhere at almost any given time it’s best to cautious of suspicious people. Terrorism may happen for several reasons, but usually revolve around one which is disagreements and opinions. Terrorism can happen in a very violent and destructive way.
I have just read the article “The Bravest Girl in the World” which is about a young school girl, Malala Yousafzai, from Pakistan. She was attacked by a Taliban on her way home from school. Pakistan has had several cases of violence and attacks from these Taliban. The Taliban emerged in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar around September 1994. It was Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012, Malala described the day as “-wasn’t the best of days to start with, as it was the middle of exams- though as a bookish girl I didn’t mind them as much as some of my classmates did.” She described Khushal School; the school was founded by her father, as a ‘Special World’. Education for women was forbidden in the country of Pakistan. Not only have that the Taliban have a major influence over the Government there (Taliban believe women shouldn’t have an education therefore it is forbidden). The School wasn’t far from home so she used to walk to school, but since her mother worried about her walking alone she had started taking the bus, because they have been getting threats from Taliban all year.
On her way home the bus was approached by a young bearded man looking for Malala and pulled out a black pistol and shot Malala and the people around her in collateral. Mala...

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