Pakistani activist and celebrated human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai, reached out to Afghans and their plight in a Twitter post, where she expressed grief and concern over unending conflict in the war-stricken zone. “Nine years after being shot, I am still recovering from just one bullet. But the people of Afghanistan have taken millions of bullets over the last four decades.”, she wrote.
Reflecting over the many bullets, violence and atrocities Afghan people are being subjected to, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate herself having been a survivor of victimization wrote about the repercussions of the bullet she received nine years ago, and the fact that she is still dealing with it’s after-effects on her physical and mental health ever since. Mulling over what Afghans must be having to go through, she wrote:
“Two weeks ago I lay in a hospital bed in Boston undergoing my sixth surgery, as doctors continued to repair the Taliban’s damage to my body.
Nine years after being shot, I am still recovering from just one bullet. But the people of Afghanistan have taken millions of bullets over the last four decades. My heart breaks for those whose names we will forget or never even know, whose cries for help will go unanswered.”
— Malala (@Malala) August 24, 2021
We stand with Malala in her thoughts about the Afghans and all that they have been put through in these past four decades. May Allah ease the pain, suffering and grief of our Afghan brothers and sisters.