By Yasmine Hafiz

Malala Yousufzai was shot by the Taliban for standing up for the education of girls and has electrified the world with her determination and courage in the face of ignorance and hate.

She’s also the voice of Islam’s next generation of moderate Muslims.

Though only 16 years old, the charismatic teenager fearlessly articulates how her faith grounds her and gives her the courage to back up her views on peace and the importance of education. Her father is a teacher and outspoken activist for education, as well as a devout Muslim who opposes the Taliban’s narrow-minded interpretation of Islam. [Read more…]