All she wanted to do was to be allowed to go to school. For that she almost paid for it with her life.
It was a horrendous scene. A “school bus” (in reality a beat-up, tarp-covered truck) was stopped by a band of thugs. Inside the bus were several young girls on their way to school in Pakistan’s beautiful Swat valley. One of the thugs walked around the back of the bus and demanded to know which one of the girls was Malala Yousafzai.