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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:41 PM

Malala, teen champion of girls' rights, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Source: NBC News

Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl who rose to international fame after the Taliban nearly killed her for her efforts to promote girls’ education, has been formally nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

Her name was put forward by three members of the Norwegian parliament from the ruling Labor Party on their website Friday, which was the deadline for nominations.

Malala’s name was put forward because of "her courageous commitment to the right of girls to education. A commitment that seemed so threatening to the extremists that they chose to try and kill her," said parliamentarian Freddy de Ruiter on the Labor party web site.

De Ruiter made the nomination with fellow members of parliament Gorm Kjernli and Magne Rommetveit.

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Read more: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/01/16811670-malala-teen-champion-of-girls-rights-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize

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Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 OP
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #1
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #2
Scootaloo Feb 2013 #8
Bjornsdotter Feb 2013 #3
niyad Feb 2013 #4
siligut Feb 2013 #5
Nika Feb 2013 #6
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #7
madrchsod Feb 2013 #9

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:49 PM

1. Kicked and recommended. Thanks, Stinky.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:01 PM

2. Malala is a teenager.

One that had more courage and compassion than most of her peers. She stood up for women, she stood for a girls right to education.

Malala’s name was put forward because of "her courageous commitment to the right of girls to education. A commitment that seemed so threatening to the extremists that they chose to try and kill her," said parliamentarian Freddy de Ruiter on the Labor party web site.


Amazing that they felt threatened by someone so young. An woman, still in her teens.

Behold the power of a Woman. We are strong, and they are so very afraid. It is happening all over the world.

Women, and the men that love them, must Unite!

I so hope she receives the honor that she deserves!

Thank you so much, Stinky! Thank you for posting this!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:07 AM

8. Women are the scariest thing in the world to people like the Taliban

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:02 PM

3. A very brave young lady

Far braver than many adults I know.

I hope she wins.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:10 PM

4. k and r--thank you for posting this

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:13 PM

5. Bravo for Malala

And for the three members of the Norwegian parliament, De Ruiter, Gorm Kjernli and Magne Rommetveit who nominated her.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:45 AM

6. YES! she should win, hands down

Kick!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:53 AM

7. Malala - another turn of the wheel...

Paraphrasing a verse from James Keelaghan's song Turn of the Wheel:

Martin Luther wrote a paper and nailed it to the door
Rosa Parks took her seat, she couldn't stand it anymore
Malala put women's education at the center of the stage
The things we never challenge are the things that never change



This wonderful young lady deserves our respect, admiration, gratitude, and protection for what she has done in the cause of advancement of Women's Rights. The world will truly be a better place for what she has done, and will do.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:28 AM

9. i can`t think of anyone who deserves this more.

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