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Malala Yousafzai

Original post made by Susan on Jan 10, 2013

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This young girl will live through time, as a heroine. She still still lives, but the Taliban will probably still kill her, again.

It is time to put her on every civilized country's postage stamps. Then name plazas in her name. The U.N., if it had any integrity, would build a statue for her at its headquarters. Certainly, the Palo City council should a pass a resolution supporting her.

Only once or twice in century do we get such a presence, with such courage.

Comments (11)

Posted by Susan, a resident of Southgate
on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Malala is on the same level as Martin Luther King. Palo Alto named its city hall plaza after MLK. Why is our city council so silent about Malala?

Posted by Palo Parent, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jan 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Um Susan, the MLK Plaza thing aside, it's probably because they are the PA City Council and not the UN?

Posted by Susan, a resident of Southgate
on Jan 14, 2013 at 5:46 pm

"Um Susan, the MLK Plaza thing aside, it's probably because they are the PA City Council and not the UN?"

The Palo Alto city council has taken many symbolic stances over the years (remember apartheid?). Malala is low hanging fruit, a real no brainer. She will become known as a real 21st century heroine. What is our city council waiting for?

Posted by Gary, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

How any years after MLKs passing was the plaza named for him? That should give you an answer, susan

Posted by Susan, a resident of Southgate
on Jan 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

MLK was a contoversial figure during his time on this earth. Black radicals were starting to call him an uncle tom. Whites were incensed due to forced busing and racism. He was also a player, outside of his marriage. He was a great orator, and he put himself out there, no doubt, but he was not a concensus opinion unanimous choice, when he was alive.

Malala is the pure thing. Why do we need to wait until she is finally, fully, killed by the Taliban, Gary? She has already earned her credit. Incredibly heroic stance that she took. She should be recognized while she is still left alive. She is not backing down, and making excuses. We should all be grabbing the tail of her comet, and be led into a better future. She is a beautiful example of opposition to the real war on women.

Why is our city council so silent? Opportunities like this don't come along very often. Malala is an incredibly inspiring choice for person of the current century, so far.

Posted by Susan, a resident of Southgate
on Jul 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Malala was honored by the UN today. If she is not a heroine of human rights, then who is? Where is the Palo Alto human rights committee, to support her? Where is our city council, to make a symbolic statement? Just silence? Why?

Will Malala get the Nobel Peace Prize next time?

Posted by Susan, a resident of Southgate
on Oct 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

Malala, again, was not awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This snub from the same committee that gave it to Barack Obama and Al Gore. Unbelievable!

Posted by Hooray, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

malala is quite an incredible and brave young lady. I am so very happy for her that she received recognition and an award.

God, Allah, Shiva, Buddha bless her many times!

Posted by Susan, a resident of Southgate
on Oct 13, 2013 at 11:55 am

If one wants to see the real deal, in her own voice, watch this clip from the John Stewart production (The Daily Show). If this does inspire you, then probably nothing will.

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Why are our city leaders so silent, regarding Malala? They have certainly taken many symbolic votes in the past. Remember apartheid? Where are our feminist leaders, regarding the true war on women?

Posted by Susan, a resident of Southgate
on Oct 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm


If this *doesn't* inspire you, then probably nothing will

Posted by Midtown resident, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I think the Nobel Committee passed up a golden opportunity. Perhaps they had good reasons but I can't see them.

I think it would be a great gesture to honor Malala here at palo alto. The fact that someone so young is showing such extraordinary courage both physical and Moral is just so uplifting to see. She even had the guts to tell Obama to stop the Drone strikes when she met him. After listening to politicians, its refreshing to hear a person speak their mind.

Go Malala! We're all with you!

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