(New York Daily News) Another Pakistani schoolgirl threatened by Taliban for promoting girls’ education
Two weeks after Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head by the Taliban, another teen activist says her life has been threatened for promoting girls’ education.
Hina Khan, who has spoken out publicly against the Taliban, says her family has asked the Pakistani government for extra protection but their pleas have been ignored.
“Soon after Malala’s incident, someone put a red X on our house,” Khan told Al Jazeera English Monday.
“My parents received a death threat saying I’m next on their target list. I may not be able to continue my education anymore because of the threats that I might be kidnapped or killed like Malala,” she said.
Malala Yousufzai, 15, is slowly recovering at a hospital in London after being gunned down Oct. 9 by two Taliban militants who followed the defenseless teen home from school in Pakistan’s Swat valley.