Things are looking up for 14-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai! Doctors say the girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting female education, has been doing better since she was airlifted to England for specialized treatment and has even been moving her limbs.
According to Dr. Jonathan Fellus, chief scientific officer at the New Jersey-based International Brain Research Foundation:
“Any progress is hopeful…This is the natural course of recovery that we would expect.”
As reported by the Associated Press:
The Pakistani official, who spoke anonymously because he wasn’t cleared to talk on the record about the case, said he had been briefed by doctors and that Malala’s condition was “definitely much better” since she arrived in England on Monday. He added that the girl was moving her limbs, although he didn’t elaborate.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where Malala is being treated, released a statement Wednesday saying Malala was in “stable condition and continued to impress doctors by responding well to her care,” but didn’t go into detail. The hospital’s acting head of communications, Carole Cole, said there would be no further news on the case. Malala’s family, which the hospital said was still in Pakistan, could not be reached for comment.
The Taliban said that they have threatened to target Malala again, because she promotes “Western thinking.”
Will the thinking in the Middle East ever change when it comes to women? What’s sad is that the man who shot Malala most likely will never be brought to justice.