‘I’ll continue my schooling even if they try to kill me.’

Kandahar’s governor said
Tuesday that authorities had arrested 10 alleged Taliban militants for the Nov. 12 attack on female teachers and students in Southern Afghanistan.

Under Taliban rule, girls were banned from school and were only allowed
to leave the house accompanied by a male relative. The Afghan
government has accused Taliban militants of attacking dozens of schools
and teachers.

Several of the girls suffered grievous facial burns and had to be hospitalized as a result of the attack. If the men who attacked thought they would intimidate these young
women, bludgeon their love of learning into a twisted heap of
acquiescence and cowering, Shamsia shows how wrong they were:

Speaking from her bed at Afghanistan’s main
military hospital in Kabul, Shamsia, the girl who was the most seriously
injured, said “I’ll continue my schooling even if they try to kill me. I won’t
stop going to school.”

Reuters article


If
the men hoped to extinguish the independence of these young women and transform them into
meek recipients of tyranny, Nuskall, gives a surprising answer:

Nuskaal, a 23-year-old teacher burned in the acid attack on
15 schoolgirls and instructors wants the Afghan government to throw
acid on her attackers and then hang them.

Read the Associated Press article.

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