Malala Yousafzai’s book banned in Pakistani private schools

Education officials say memoir does not show enough respect for Islam and accuse teenager of being a tool of the west: The Guardian

malalaPakistani education officials say they have banned teenage activist Malala Yousafzai’s book from private schools across the country, claiming it does not show enough respect for Islam and calling her a tool of the west.

Malala attracted global attention last year when the Taliban shot her in the head in north-west Pakistan for criticising the group’s interpretation of Islam, which limits girls’ access to education. Her profile has risen since then, and she released a memoir in October, I Am Malala, co-written with British journalist Christina Lamb.

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