Monday, November 3, 2014

Class Dismissed: Malala's story by Hans Hartle

Malala Yousafazi  is a female student who lives in Swat Pakistan with her father, mother and brothers. Unfortunately for the people of Swat, the Taliban took over there cities, shutting down and destroying schools for girls and ruining their dreams. It's hard to believe that people are still treated in that way in other parts of the world, especially when we leave in a country that has as many freedoms as we do. Even though her father and her do not see eye to eye on every aspect of life, I find it neat how much respect she has for him even if his and her work put them in danger. My favorite quote from reading the passage was "It will always be more convenient for the west to paint itself as more righteous, more civilized, than the people the occupy and kill." Sometimes it is a difficult pill to swallow the unbiased consequences of our actions. Even if we kill important terrorist in a drone strike, how many civilians did we kill in the process?

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