Friday, November 1, 2013

Afghan schoolgirl scarred in acid attack now a teacher

This is wonderful.  That a young girl could rise above the terror of being sprayed with acid by a Muslim fanatic is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. 

In the end, this is what the fight against the Islamic invasion of the West is all about, the innate goodness of the human spirit verses the barbaric and totalitarian “religion” known as Islam.  It is only the goodness of the human species that keeps Islam at bay.  Time and again, we see examples like Shamsia Husseini who refused to bow down to the Islamic juggernaut and rise above the chains of Islamic domination.  Thank you Shamsia.


Afghan schoolgirl scarred in acid attack now a teacher

KANDAHAR: When attackers threw acid in Shamsia Husseini's face outside her school in Afghanistan, she defied them by returning to class — and now she has struck another blow for female education by becoming a teacher herself.

Shamsia suffered severe burns on her eyelids and cheeks in the November 2008 assault, which generated global publicity, with then US first lady Laura Bush condemning it as a "cowardly and shameful" crime.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai vowed to hang the men who had attacked Shamsia as she walked to the all-girls' Mirwais Mena school on the outskirts of Kandahar city.

One man, wearing a mask, asked Shamsia if she was going to school. Then he tore off her veil and pumped acid from a spray gun onto her face.

Several other pupils were hurt in a series of similar acid attacks that morning, but Shamsia and her friends refused to abandon their lessons and persuaded their reluctant parents to support the school staying open.

Five years on, Shamsia, now aged 22, is still in the classroom — but now she stands in front of an energetic bunch of nine and 10-year-old girls.

"The students sometimes play around and it does test my patience," she admitted to AFP with a smile. "But being a teacher is much better than being a student, and I am now studying to become fully qualified."

'The attackers did not win'

Shamsia's scars eventually healed well after treatment at hospitals in Kabul and New Delhi, though she has recurring problems with blurred vision and eye pain.

"It was very important for me to become a teacher as it shows people that the attackers did not win, just like we came back to school after the attack," she said.

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