Malala, who was shot in the head by Taliban terrorists for standing up for girls rights to an education, is now speaking out about the cold blooded murders of 141 innocent school children by the barbaric Taliban.
Malala Yousafzai, 17 years old, was heartbroken to hear about the Taliban’s brutal attack on a school filled with children ages 5 and up in Peshawar, Pakistan on Dec. 16.
Malala Condemns Taliban After Pakistan School Massacre
It was just over two years ago in Oct. 2012 that Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she walked home from school.
Now, a survivor and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala was devastated to hear that over 140 school children were slaughtered by the same group that once made an attempt on her life.
“I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us,” Malala shared in a brave and heartfelt statement, via TIME.
“Innocent children in their school have no place in horror such as this. I condemn these atrocious and cowardly acts and stand united with the government and armed forces of Pakistan whose efforts so far to address this horrific event are commendable. I, along with millions of others around the world, mourn these children, my brothers and sisters – but we will never be defeated.”
Malala Joins A World Of Angry Officials & Citizens
Malala is not alone. Both the Pakistani government and the President of the United States, Barack Obama, as well as many other government officials around the world, have also condemned the Taliban for the heinous attack.
The entire world watched as the violent massacre unfolded in Peshawar, and millions of people all over the world came together to send their prayers and condolences on social media using the #PeshawarAttack hashtag.
Hours after the massacre ended thanks to Pakistan’s brave armed forces who managed to take out the 6 armed gunmen who murdered over 140 children, the hashtag was still a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.
Our thoughts remain with the people of Pakistan during this difficult time.
— Lauren Cox
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