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Thanks to Al Jazeera:

In less than 20 minutes, Malala Yousafzai has done what few to none of Pakistan’s politicians have ever done: pushed Pakistan to the forefront of ethical and moral progress in the world.

Additional Reference

A World at School.  “The text of Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the United Nations.”  Transcript.  July 12, 2013.

Ellick, Adam B.  “Class Dismissed: Malala’s Story.”  Video.  (Back Story).  The New York Times, October 9, 2012.

Imam, Zainab.  “Malala and the lague of extraordinary Pakistani women.”  The Express Tribune, July 13, 2013:

But on July 12, when a young Pakistani woman wowed the entire world by her simple yet powerful views, I let go of trying to look logically at the other view — I saw the tear that fell out of Malala’s mother’s eye and I felt what had caused it. Malala’s mother, purported to be a CIA agent, was crying because the little girl who she had carried in her womb for nine months and nurtured for 15 years was finally able to speak with her characteristic vigour after surviving a bullet to her head.

Johnston, Ian.  “Malala Yousafzai: Being shot by Taliban made me stronger.”  NBC News, July 12, 2013.

Plank, Elizabeth.  “9 Best Quotes From Malala’s United Nations Speech.” Policymic, July 12, 2013.

Reuters.  “Pakistan’s Malala celebrates 16th birthday with emotional U.N. speech (1:32), July 12, 2013.

Spiegal Online Staff.  “Girl Rising: Malala Fires Up a New Generation.”  Spiegal Online, July 12, 2013.

The Globe and Mail.  “‘They thought that the bullet would silence us’: Malala addresses UN Youth Assembly.”  July 12, 2013.