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    Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    Reaching across gulfs of age, gender, faith, nationality and even international celebrity, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2014 peace prize on Friday to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India. The award joined a teenage Pakistani known around the world with an Indian veteran of campaigns to end child labor and free children from trafficking.

    Ms. Yousafzai, 17, is the youngest recipient of the prize since it was created in 1901. Mr. Satyarthi is 60. The $1.1 million prize is to be divided equally between them.

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    good choices, IMO. that girl is one of the better people on the planet. i'm glad she lived through a violent asshole's attack. Kailash Satyarthi has done some great work, as well.

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    Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize

    After numerous controversial recipients and recommendations, the Nobel Peace award goes to somebody I can absolutely get behind. Malala Yousafzai persevered after she was shot in the face and after continued, extraordinary threats because of her push for women's education in Afghanistan.

    Spotlighting the struggle for children’s rights, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Pakistani girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, the Nobel committee announced Friday.
    The committee said the pair will receive the award “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The committee “regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism.”
    If all Muslims shared her motives and her bravery the world would be a very different place. I was admittedly unfamiliar with Kailash Satyarthi, as it was Malala I've been following for the past year.

    “They thought that the bullets would silence us. But they failed. And then, out of that silence came thousands of voices. The terrorists thought that they would change our aims and stop our ambitions but nothing changed in my life except this: Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born. I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same. My dreams are the same,” she said.
    I also encourage everybody to watch Malala's extraordinary interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, in which she highlights the abuses of the Taliban regime and its brutal rule, and their threats and attack on her personally.

    Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize - LA Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    good choices, IMO. that girl is one of the better people on the planet. i'm glad she lived through a violent asshole's attack. Kailash Satyarthi has done some great work, as well.
    Oh goddammit, you beat me while I was still in the process of starting my own thread.

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    Very deserving folk.

    Malala especially is just an amazing human being.

    I hope she goes on to do even better and bigger things, she deserves all the success in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Very deserving folk.

    Malala especially is just an amazing human being.

    I hope she goes on to do even better and bigger things, she deserves all the success in the world.
    She does indeed jetboogie. I heard about this on Morning Joe's show and smiled. That young lady has a bright future in front of her, and she deserves the awards both recognition as well as monetary.
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    Re: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    She does indeed jetboogie. I heard about this on Morning Joe's show and smiled. That young lady has a bright future in front of her, and she deserves the awards both recognition as well as monetary.
    I just worry about her safety, I feel one day she will return to Pakistan and go into politics in some form and I just really wouldn't want her to get hurt in the process, but I suppose nothing risked nothing gained.

    But women like Benazir Bhutto found out the hard way how Pakistani politics is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I just worry about her safety, I feel one day she will return to Pakistan and go into politics in some form and I just really wouldn't want her to get hurt in the process, but I suppose nothing risked nothing gained.

    But women like Benazir Bhutto found out the hard way how Pakistani politics is.
    I wonder if Bhutto were still around would she feel that it was even worth it. She gave her life to try to make that country a better place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I just worry about her safety
    Yeah, I think Malala's figured out that she may have some enemies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I feel one day she will return to Pakistan and go into politics in some form and I just really wouldn't want her to get hurt in the process, but I suppose nothing risked nothing gained.

    But women like Benazir Bhutto found out the hard way how Pakistani politics is.
    Agreed, and providing she stays her course we need more people like her.

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    Re: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    good choices, IMO. that girl is one of the better people on the planet. i'm glad she lived through a violent asshole's attack. Kailash Satyarthi has done some great work, as well.
    Agreed, I was pleasantly surprised at this year's selections.

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