Pakistani girl shot by Taliban, honored by Harvard

Malala Yousafzai with Harvard University president, Drew Gilpin Faust (Photo: Twitter/Harvard University)

Malala Yousafzai with Harvard University president, Drew Gilpin Faust (Photo: Twitter/Harvard University)

On Friday, Malala Yousafzai, 16, a Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, was honored with the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University.

Malala was shot in the head last year, and militants said it was because she was critical of the Taliban – not her views on education — although she was shot on a school bus and was known as an education activist . . .

Click here to read about Malala Yousafzai, Harvard University’s 2013 humanitarian of the year.

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