small__303591206It has been a long time since someone’s words spoken in a speech have moved me to put my hands up in admiration, but this example had me absolutely enraptured – and in tears.

Here is a 16-year-old girl, Malala Yousafzai, with the mind of a genius.

Someone who has been through the sort of hell that would totally annihilate most of us – shooting by the Taliban included – but who has risen up beyond her injuries and persecution as a Muslim woman with something to say, and is now saying it.

She doesn’t have the option of hitting back at her critics with guns and explosives, as they use.

But her words – brave, brave words – will wipe the floor with thousands of those cowardly “terrorists” who hide behind excuses which, although ostensibly based on religions like Islam, are just excuses for stupid, illiterate and bovine behavior.

Let’s celebrate this brave young woman’s beliefs here:

I find this girl’s views enthralling, and forming a blueprint for the future that most western politicians might find a little too realistic for comfort.

What do you think? Is she right? Please share your views.

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