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Taliban is still after Malala

  • Malala Yousufzai was shot by Pakistani Taliban a year ago but the new threats are not keeping her from fighting for women's education. 

    The 16-year old's native Swat Valley opened boys' school in 1922 and then offered one for girls a few years later. However, the Taliban demanded the school to be shut down in 2008. "Swat was proud of its record on education," the grandson of former leaders said. 

    Malala told BBC that she wanted her future to be more than just "cooking and giving birth to children." She now attends school in England and continues to be threatened by the Taliban. A spokesman said "she accepted that she attacked Islam, so we tried to kill her, and if we get another chanve we will definitely kill her and that will make us feel proud."

    Despite these threats, there are some bright spots: Malala is a Noble Peace Prize contender and has also been invited to a reception with Queen Elizabeth. 

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