ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A 14-year-old Pakistani student who won
international acclaim for speaking out for girls barred from school by
the Taliban was critically wounded Tuesday by a gunman who boarded her
school bus, asked for her by name, aimed his pistol at her head and
fired, officials said.
The revulsion and horror The Washington Post story may ignite are unfortunately unlikely to raise serious questions: The righteousness of others has such a wonderful ability to mask my very own pistol-in-hand righteousness.