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Over 2,000 People Join Together in Silent Prayer for Pakistani Teen Shot by Taliban

Malala Yousafzai joins others honoured at Anti-Defmation League concert

By: Leonard Carl
Published: October 16th, 2012 in News » World
Malala Yousafzai
During a touching display of support and concern for the young Pakistani girl who stood up to the Taliban and was rewarded with a gun shot to her head, more than 2,000 people prayed – in unison – for her recovery.

The event was the Anti Defamation League’s (ADL) 18th annual Concert Against Hate, where ADL National Director Abraham Foxman dedicated the event – which was held at Washington’s Kennedy Center to 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai.

“Malala Yousafzai was courageous in her determination to stand up to the forces of evil and extremism, and to speak clearly for her conviction that women deserve better from a society and a system that has failed them in Pakistan,” said Foxman.

The concert featured music by the National Symphony Orchestra and testimonials about extraordinary acts of courage.

The concert also paid tribute to other individuals like who, Yousafzai, have displayed extraordinary acts of bravery, including Irene Fogel Weiss, an Auschwitz survivor and, posthumpously, Officer Moira Ann Smith, who saved countless individuals on 9-11 people at the World Trade Center.

Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for merely advocating on behalf of women’s rights for education, was flown to Birmingham, England, where she is continuing her medical care.

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