Tens of thousands Rally in Support of Pakistani Girl Activist Shot by the Taliban

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By Gyusung Sim

Tens of thousands rallied in Pakistan's largest city Sunday in the biggest show of support yet for a 14-year-old girl who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban for promoting girl's education and criticizing the militant group.
Schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head and neck, was airlifted Thursday to a military hospital for her own protection after the attack, reported by the USA Today.
Right-wing Islamic parties and organizations in Pakistan that regularly pull thousands of supporters into the streets to protest against the United States have less of an incentive to speak out against the Taliban, reported by the Star Tribune.
Analysts said that they believed that the attack on Malala was the Taliban trying to show it still wields control in the area. Regardless of the revulsion over the attack, it will not lessen Taliban support in the short run.

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