Malala paves the way


The United Nations held a unique birthday celebration for a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim girl. One wonders what compelled the most prominent organization to honor Malala Yousafzai. It was a rare, proud moment for Pakistan made possible by a young girl imbued with immense courage and steadfastness.

Malala was rightfully honored for a commendable feat — she accomplished what no Pakistani politician or leader has ever done. She confronted the Taliban head-on and survived. Despite the bullet to her head that almost killed her, she remains committed to her cause. The U.N. was not merely paying salute to Malala, it also celebrated her spirit, which has the ability to triumph over evil and pave the way for a just world.

Mansura Bashir Minhas, Hollywood

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