Thursday, October 11, 2012

Girl who stood up for rights of others shot by Taliban

 Woe to those who devise wickedness
  and work evil on their beds!
 When the morning dawns, they perform it,
  because it is in the power of their hand.
(Micah 2:1 ESV)

If you care about human rights and justice for all, I encourage you to spend 30 good minutes and watch this video of a brave 14 year old girl (Malala Yousafzai) who defied the insane Taliban rules in Pakistan, aimed at restricting girls from getting an education. She wanted to be a doctor; that's all she wanted to do. How could such a noble dream incite such violence?

On Tuesday (10-09-2012), Taliban gunmen shot and gravely wounded this innocent 14 year old girl for daring to speak up for her right and the right of other girls to an education.

These uneducated men, drunk with violence and misguided religious views actually believe that the education of girls is obscene.

I ask that you pray for her attackers; pray that the Pakistani government will have the courage to track down and arrest these cowards.

Pray for Malala Yousafzai's family, her class mates and her community; pray that her sacrifice would not be in vain but will serve to open the eyes of many to the spiritual darkness of misguided religions that kill the dreams of little girls for wanting to be empowered through education.

Pray that Malala will completely recover from her injuries. She was shot in the head and in the neck and according this NYT article, a bullet is lodged close to her brain.

Our hope is in the Lord; who sees and knows the wickedness of the human heart, and who will one day judge all workers of evil for their curelty toward the poor, the weak, young and the old.

The message of the Cross of Jesus is that God is able to work through the utter darkness and evil of the human heart to accomplish ultimate good.

Go here to watch her story in its entirety.
p.s. Would you email this message to others so that many people will know about this atrocity and so shine the spotlight on this matter? Thanks