Malala Yousafzai's Book Banned In Pakistani Schools

14/08/2014 16:55 | Updated 22 May 2015

Malala Yousafzai

Education officials in Pakistan have banned the memoir written by shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.

Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban as she traveled on a bus in north-west Pakistan last year on the way to school. She was brought to Britain and treated at a hospital in Birmingham, and now attends school in the city.

The Taliban targeted the outspoken teen because she had criticised the group for denying girls an education, and had campaigned against them.

Now, education chiefs say her book does not show enough respect for Islam, and have accused her of being a tool of the West.

The Guardian reports that private school leaders have called on their government to ban the book from the national school curriculum.

The brave 15-year-old released her memoir I Am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban in October. It was co-written with British journalist Christina Lamb.


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