Take Two for October 15, 2012

Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani teen shot by Taliban, inspires protests

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Pakistani youths shouts slogans during a protest against the assassination attempt by Taliban on child activist Malala Yousafzai in Lahore on October 15, 2012. A teenage Pakistani rights activist was flown to Britain for specialist long-term care on October 15 after being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to education. Malala Yousafzai, 14, who was attacked on her school bus in the former Taliban stronghold of the Swat valley last Tuesday, was sent abroad at a time when her condition is 'optimal and before any unforeseen complications set in', the military said.

Malala Yousafzai is the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban last week for speaking out in favor of girl's education.

She's in Great Britain where she'll undergo surgery to repair her shattered skull. Her fate has made headlines all over the world, including in Pakistan itself, where there's been an outpouring of outrage at her shooting.

We'll speak with journalist and author Ahmed Rashid.


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