'Sharp, shiny knives' out for Malala Yousafzai as Pak Taliban mock 'Nobel Peace Prize'

Even being a Nobel laureate does not spare you the fear of examinations! Taliban may have threatened the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner - Malala Yousafzai - with 'sharp, shiny knives', but all this teen Pakistani activist worries is about her upcoming school examinations.

By Supriya Jha | Last Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 01:00 AM IST
'Sharp, shiny knives' out for Malala Yousafzai as Pak Taliban mock 'Nobel Peace Prize'

Islamabad: Even being a Nobel laureate does not spare you the fear of examinations! Taliban may have threatened the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner - Malala Yousafzai - with 'sharp, shiny knives', but all this teen Pakistani activist worries is about her upcoming school examinations.

Speaking to Sunday Times, Malala described how she frets about her GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams. 

The 17-year-old added that she spent her first evening as the youngest Nobel laureate at her home in UK's Birmingham with her parents watching Pakistani television as congratulatory messages flooded from all over the world.

"I had caught a cold and wasn't feeling so good," she told Sunday Times. She said she was really "honoured and happy" to receive the much-coveted award 

 "People's love really helped me recover from the shooting and be strong, so I want to do all I can to contribute to society," she added. 

Malala also revealed that as she didn't possess a mobile phone, she arranged for a teacher to come to her chemistry class and inform in case the prize was announced. Malala added that she was being taught "electrolysis of copper" when she came to know about her being awarded with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

No sooner did Malala Yousafzai was announced the winner of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize along with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, than terror outfit Pakistan Taliban, that shot her in head two years ago, issued a fresh warning, calling her the 'enemy of Islam'.

In a tweet, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan says that Taliban has got 'sharp& shiny knives' ready for Malala, who is spreading the 'propaganda of Kuffar'.

In another tweet, Taliban spokesperson appears to have mocked the naming of Nobel Peace Prize after Alfred Nobel, who had invented Dynamite (explosives).

The threatening comes just after Malala became the youngest one ever to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Malala, a teen Pakistani activist for girl child's education, shot to fame when she was shot in head by Taliban for writing against them in a BBC Urdu blog.

The threat remains as the Taliban has reiterated its intent to attack her for being an 'enemy of Islam'.

But Malala’s spirit remains unshaken as she marches on her path as a harbinger of education.

Her prominence on global canvas was highlighted as she was invited to make a speech at the UN on her birthday and also to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen.

Last year in October, Malala also released her memoir titled – "I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban", co-written by Christina Lamb.

In her autobiography, Malala has recounted the Taliban horror, of the time of the militant rule in Swat valley, the moment she was shot, and also interesting details like how her father Ziauddin briefly considered becoming a jihadist.

The memoir presents an account of the brutal Taliban rule in Swat valley and also her new life in England, where she feels homesickness and a sort of cultural shock which she and mainly her mother felt on seeing less-clad girls walking alone or socialising openly with men in restaurant s or other public places.

Malala is still like any other teengaer, who counts Justin Bieber and ‘Twilight’ novel among her favourites. She idolises Benazir Bhutto and also wants to join politics so that all girls in Pakistan can have unrestrained access to education.