‘I Am Malala’ Petition Rallies for School Girl Shot by Taliban [VIDEO]

We reported on the 14 year old girl, Malala Yousafzai that was shot by the Taliban last week and is in critical condition. She has since been moved to a hospital in the UK and in related news has gotten people in UK to rally in her name.  A petition, called “I Am Malala,” is led by former British Prime Minister and U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown.  The petition has already amassed a large amount of signatures and will be delivered to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zadari and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the people request equal education opportunities to all girls.  Yousafzai’s pursuit of this is one of the reasons she is believed to have been attacked by the Taliban.  The Taliban have also made repeated statements that they will continue to attack the young girl until she is dead.  Is this one young girl this much of a threat?  Will she become more of a force if the Taliban actually ends up killing her?  What are your thoughts on this situation? From Malala speaking out, to her being shot to the global petition.  It’s pretty interesting how the internet is being used as a tool to bring awareness to this situation from all over.  Will technology be the push for more activism around the world and help cultures understand each other’s struggles?  Let us know.

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