How does it feel to be a girl living in Swat, Pakistan where you can be killed for attending school? Last month, a local Taliban commander there issued a threat to kill every girl attending classes after January 15 and to destroy the schools they are enrolled in.
A Pakistani 7th grade schoolgirl is keeping a diary. Here’s an excerpt:
I am quite bored sitting at home following the closures of schools.
Some of my friends have left Swat because the situation here is very dangerous. I do not leave home. At night Maulana Shah Dauran (the Taleban cleric who announced the ban on girls attending school) once again warned females not to leave home.
Sad reading . . .
Where is Swat?