Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai arrived at her homeland in Pakistan after being shot in the head by a Taliban masked gunman in 2012.
“I had never been so excited for anything. I’ve never been so happy before,” the 20-years-old Malala Yousafzai said. “I miss everything about Pakistan ... right from the rivers, the mountains, to even the dirty streets and the garbage around our house, and my friends and how we used to have gossip and talk about our school life, to how we used to fight with our neighbors.”
The most famous teenager's story starts in northwest Pakistan when the 9-years Malala from a banned girl for attending school becomes a child activist for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children.
The only weapon of 11-years-old Malala back than against Taliban’s harsh interpretation of Islamic law was a blog she created to share her everyday difficulties under the Taliban occupation of Swat.
“I still remember each and every moment, right from the fear while sleeping at night that you might not be alive the next day. The fear, that if you are going to school, someone might stop you and throw acid in your face.” Yousafzai said.
Malala’s activism was sentenced in 2012 by a Taliban gunman who gets on a school bus in Swat District and attempts her assassination along with two other girls.
The teenager health condition was improved at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK.
Nowadays the 20-year-old Yousafzai is also against Pakistani critics who accuse her of promoting an ideology at odds with the country’s Islamic values.
The youngest Nobel Prize winner since last year is an Oxford student with a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics. She is the co-author of “I Am Malala” best-selling book and the founder of a foundation advocating girls’ education worldwide.
Malala Yousafzai declares of being proud of her Islamic religion, and her country.
This is a story to remember and a life to be an example for the new generations without hope and purpose.