Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban Treated in the UK
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Oct 16
A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban has arrived in the United Kingdom for medical treatment, CBN News reports. Gunmen shot Malala Yousafzai, a blogger and activist who spoke out for women's education, along with two classmates as they came home from school last week. She remains in critical condition, and her skull and neck wounds along with the shock of the attack are serious enough that authorities decided on a prolonged stay out of the country. The Taliban has also threatened to finish their job and kill her. Meanwhile, some 10,000 demonstrators gathered in Pakistan's largest city to protest the shooting and the Taliban.