New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Worthy asylum seekers -- or not?

 

December 17, 2018



Earlier this week I was at an event that honored Malala Yousafzai.

Malala, in case you don't recall, is the brave young school girl from a village in Pakistan who was nearly killed in 2012 by the Taliban.

She was just 15 when she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for publicly speaking out for the right of all girls to receive a free, safe and quality education.

Malala, who became world famous while she lay in a coma for 10 days in a British hospital, was lucky to be given asylum in Britain with her family.

She went on to create the Malala Fund, which she says is dedicated to giving e...



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