Welcome back to my blog, where today I will be talking about how I feel so far in the story. To start there has been a illegal radio mullah (an informal name for a religious leader) named Fazlullah causing trouble and making people believe false ideas. He said that there would be another earthquake if traditions weren’t changed and most women believed it because they had little education. Anything considered western or un-islamic was destroyed, along with girl schools being near the top of the list. The army came and tried to hold them off, but were unsuccessful.
This upset me a bit to see that other countries are still having conflict and people are living in these conditions. I wonder why people do these acts of violence and hate to the point where not hearing guns or bombs is what worries you. Everyone should have the opportunity to be educated, but I am still puzzled as to why girl schools are looked down upon. She was questioning why girl schools were bad or schools in general and said, “The school Fazlullah had destroyed was a primary school, not even a school that taught teenagers. He had bombed the school at night, when it was empty, but how cruel this man was, hurling firebombs at a place where little children wanted only to learn to read and write and add. Why? I wondered. Why was a school building such a threat to the Taliban?” (Yousafzai and McCormick 63). Why would they only threaten girl schools and not boy/public schools? Why can’t girls be allowed to learn or even have the opportunity?
To me, the Taliban is out of control and will kill anyone opposing them to uphold their beliefs. Everyone deserves equal rights and education is one of them.
Thank you all for reading my blog and I’ll see you in the next one.