Malala Yousufzai is in critical condition today. She’s developed some swelling in her brain which is incredibly serious, so the next several days will be critical for her.

Even if she survives, the Pakistani Taliban has promised to try again.

What are they so afraid of? A 14-year-old who speaks out against injustice. Check out this interview from 2011, and I think you’ll agree she’s an incredible young lady. You can read more about her condition here.

Malala desperately needs our prayers.

“My people need me and I shall raise my voice, because if I don’t raise my voice now, when will I raise my voice?” ~ Malala Yousufzai, 2011


A hero: Malala Yousufzai

Halfway around the world today, a 14-year-old girl was shot. Not because she was hanging with the wrong crowd. Not because she did drugs or anything like that. It was because she dared to stand up for something, because she dared to say education is important, even for women.

She was shot by the Taliban. Once in the head, once in the neck.

A 14-year-old girl.

Her name is Malala Yousufzai and she is Pakistani. She’s in stable condition, but the Taliban warned that “if she survives this time, she won’t next time.”

A 14-year-old girl. (more…)