Nobel for Malala? Thousands Sign Petition
Backers hope she gets formally nominated for peace prize
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2012 4:17 PM CST
This undated photo released by Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham shows Malala Yousufzai.   (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital)

(Newser) – As Malala Yousufzai continues her recovery in a UK hospital, more than 90,000 supporters hope the Pakistani teenager has a big honor in store next year: the Nobel Peace Prize. A petition at to get the 15-year-old nominated for the honor is drawing support from around the world, reports the BBC. Malala was shot in the head last month by Taliban gunmen after becoming an outspoken advocate of girls' education.

"In the face of terror, Malala risked her life to speak out for the rights of girls everywhere," reads the petition.

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Nov 10, 2012 2:02 PM CST
I also support education for women in Pakistann and Afghanistan. I should get a prize also.
Nov 10, 2012 9:45 AM CST
than i want one to!
Nov 10, 2012 5:25 AM CST
I think Obama deserves another Nobel Piece prize. I mean anyone that can pull off the biggest con job ever certainly has earned it over someone that simply stands up to the Taliban for equal educational opportunities. Or when he "earned" his first Nobel Piece prize instead of Dr.James Garrow who saved the lives of 40,000 baby girls in China.