Malala Airlifted to UK for Treatment
UAE sponsors transfer of girl shot by Taliban
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2012 2:19 AM CDT
Updated Oct 15, 2012 7:31 AM CDT
A supporter of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement holds a poster of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai during a rally in Karachi to condemn the attack.   (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

(Newser) – Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, has been sent to Britain for treatment, the Pakistani military says. Malala, who is in stable condition but still unconscious, flew out of Pakistan this morning, reports the AP. The military says she will need intensive "neuro rehabilitation" after bones in her skull are repaired. The United Arab Emirates paid for the air ambulance being used to transport the girl to the UK.

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njgreen
Oct 15, 2012 8:17 AM CDT
Meanwhile, a 14-year-old Christian Pakistani just now went into hiding after being accused of blasphemy, which is a punishable crime in Pakistan: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/13/world/asia/teenager-in-hiding-after-blasphemy-accusation-pakistani-police-say.html?src=recg I've been totally unimpressed with all the Pakistanis self-righteously praying for Malala - now I know why. They are the very same people who condone a belief system and a government that was responsible for her wounding in the first place. They all shot Malala, and they will never change.
lahoud
Oct 15, 2012 3:14 AM CDT
Tweet: Ban Ki-moon on Malala: "The terrorists showed what frightens them most: a girl with a book.