Ziauddin Yousafzai's pride in his daughter was evident in his moving acceptance speech.
"She fell but Pakistan stood up. And the whole world — north, south, east and west — supported her,” he said. “God protected her and protected the cause of humanity and education " (read complete article here)
Malala's father went on to observe:
“In my part of the world, fathers are known by their sons. Daughters are very much neglected. I am one of the few fortunate fathers who is known by his daughter.”
The world is,indeed,standing up with Malala-- especially the world's women,. She is an ornament to her gender, her nation and her faith The Taliban definitely overplayed its hand this time.
How ironic, that an organization of extremists that tries to impose its Nihilistic view of the world on others by creating " martyrs" in the form of suicide bombers, has managed to create a positive figure of hope for human dignity and women's rights in Malala Yousafzai..
God works in mysterious ways for sure.
Photo source: Daily Times, Pakistan