Malala Yousufzai and The Nobel Peace Prize

October 21, 2014 6:04 AM

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Malala Yousufzai’s Nobel Peace Prize was celebrated around the world, but she was ostracized by her own people, as well as some Pashtuns. Afghans objected to the winning of the award by pointing at her Pakistani passport and labeling her ISI. Some even went to an even greater extent by calling her a traitor, and labeling her a CIA agent. The Nobel Peace Prize assured the skeptics, thus starting a new wave of controversies and conspiracy theories. A few discussed issues based on the general assumptions are: the Taliban’s support for education, the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala as a political move by the west; and whether Afghans should support Malala, because she is from Pakistan.

The argument that Malala is seeking to demonize the Taliban because the Taliban never objected to education, is unreasonable. Malala Youfuzai was shot when she was only fifteen years old while she was heading to school with her friend. She was not shot because she was going to school, but rather bec...

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