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December 06, 2016
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‘Tis the season

On the next page she is talking about the Taliban blowing up schools. Or her father’s “getaway ladder” in case they need to escape their home in haste. She writes about the blog she wrote for the BBC detailing life under the Taliban. She tells of the brother of her teacher who was picked up by the army, put in leg irons, tortured and kept in a refrigerator until he died.

Recently, schools in Pakistan and Malaysia banned “I am Malala,” claiming that it is disrespectful of Islam, and that Malala has become a “tool of the West.”

Malala is now with her family and in school in England, but still wishing she could go back home.

The following are some websites where you can give gifts that will help others here and abroad. Remember, too, our local food pantries, which need donations all year long.

Heifer International (

The International Rescue Committee (

The Afghan Institute of Learning ((

Care (

World Vision (