Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tarek Fatah- Get Malala Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Tarek Fatah, Pakistani/Canadian writer and secular, anti-Islamist Muslim voice of reason, has created a petition to get Malala Yousafzai (sometimes spelled Yusufzai) nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban because of her rights activism.

Fatah lays out why he believes she deserves to be nominated, on the petition site

Malala's bravery has sparked a global movement and we believe she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous work.

The first step in this process is to get Malala nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Only certain people, like a Member of Parliament, are allowed put forward nominations. To make a major statement and to show that Canadians believe in Malala's work, we need all Canadian federal party leaders to unanimously nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize for her incredible work and bravery.

On Monday Liberal Leader Bob Rae backed the petition and on Tuesday Immigration Minister Jason Kenney voiced his support. We just need to get three more party leaders to endorse the campaign.

A Nobel Peace Prize for Malala will send a clear message that the world is watching and will support those who stand up for gender equality and universal human rights that includes the right of education for girls.

To sign the petition click here.  They need more signatures.

Thankfully, Malala is doing much better in a hospital in England.

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