Malala Yousafzai Is Not An Average Teenager

1036 Words Aug 25th, 2016 5 Pages
As part of the Noble Committee, it has come to my understanding that the time has come to award the winner(s) of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. There have been a selective few who have earned the prize from brave activist, Martin Luther King Jr., to faithful, compassionate Mother Teresa. In order to be awarded with this prize, our committee believes that the candidate had made the world a better place while exhibiting the traits of wisdom, experience, and ambition. This year, I nominate Malala Yousafzai. Now, I understand that my choice may be skeptical. After all, what has this seventeen year-old done to deserve such a prize? Most of the time, teenagers are found hanging out with friends, working part-time jobs, or tweeting about the newest celebrity drama. These teenagers are not concerned about bringing peace to the world. However, I argue that Malala Yousafzai is not an average teenager. Malala Yousafzai is a young Pakistani woman, who I believe should earn the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. She fits the requirements of bringing peace and equality to the world, while demonstrating courage by fighting for girls’ education. In addition, Malala faced two challenging obstacles in her life. First of all, Malala opposed the Taliban’s unjust ways toward women, despite how intimidating they were. The Taliban is an Islamic group that imposes a strict interpretation of the Quran, the Muslim’s holy book. It was a dark time for Pakistan because no matter where they went, the…
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