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Malala says does not want to be remembered as Taliban girl

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 14 July 2013
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July 14, 2013

Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai (foreground) spoke before the United Nations Youth Assembly on July 12.Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai (foreground) spoke before the United Nations Youth Assembly on July 12.

Malala Yousafzai says she doesn't want to be known as the girl the Taliban tried to kill, but as a "girl who struggled for her rights."

The 16-year-old Pakistani is quoted as making the statement Saturday at a reception at the Pakistani mission to the United Nations in New York City.

Her appearance came one day after she spoke to the United Nations, in her first public speech since a Taliban attacker shot her in the head last October while attempting to assassinate her because of her campaign to expand education for girls.

Malala said she is ready to sacrifice her "whole life for the education of girls."

She added that the Taliban and other Islamic extremists "do not understand the importance of education."

Based on reporting by AFP

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