Pakistani girl who was shot by Taliban to be reunited with parents
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai is shown at a hospital in England on October 19.
October 25th, 2012
07:43 AM ET

Pakistani girl who was shot by Taliban to be reunited with parents

[Updated at 12:05 p.m.] A Pakistani Airways plane believed to be carrying Malala Yousufzai's father and mother has landed in Birmingham, England. Malala, 15, is getting treatment at a hospital in Birmingham after being shot in Pakistan for her outspoken support of girls’ access to education.

[Posted at 7:43 a.m.] Malala Yousufzai’s father and other family members are en route from Pakistan to England to visit the wounded 15-year-old, who's recovering in a British hospital, a source familiar with the family’s plans said.

They are expected to arrive in Birmingham, England, later today.

Six men have been arrested in connection with the shooting.

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. saywhat

    I am happy for Malala. The courage that she has she will bound back to a happy,healthy life – Amen.

    October 25, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. AM

    Very good!!! Now apply some of that Sharia law you Pakis love so much to the six jerks that tried to kill a beautiful, articulate, intelligent baby girl cause all she wanted was an education. APPLY IT! Go on! You preach it, now put it in action! Show the world that Islam is not a joke and a false religion. You use it to destroy others, but when it comes down to applying it, where are you in that? Show us all what you are working with over there... Try a beheading... 6 in fact. Maybe we could take a lesson from you if you actually put your words into action and didn't just use them for hate and violence towards those of us that simply wish Islam never existed.

    October 25, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Zia

      I think they hang them over there..middle east = beheading
      USA = lethal injection or oil less frying (electrocution)

      October 25, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Ram

      Sharia law is for others, not for them. They can have guns. They can kill anyone who disagree with them.

      October 25, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • T-Bone Thakur

      Is this what you had in mind swami ??

      Bizarre child-burying Hindu ceremony in India
      CNN:
      Indian police have charged 80 people for burying children alive in an ancient Hindu ceremony known as "the festival of pits."
      The ceremony, in which children - some less than a year old - are buried alive briefly and then dug up, happened on Monday in southern Tamil Nadu state, The Asian Age reported on Thursday.

      Every two years, parents who have vowed to bury their first-born if they are blessed with a child, take part in the Kuzhimattru Thiru Vizha ceremony.
      The children are drugged to make them unconscious and placed in shallow "graves" in temple courtyards.
      The pits are covered with leaves and dirt and the children are pulled out after Hindu priests chant a brief prayer - lasting up to a minute.

      October 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. nora

    My prayers are with Malala...You are a very strong Girl to stand up for your rights...I praise you highly...Keep up the good work on your village...I wish you well..and healthy life....love and prayers

    October 25, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Paul

    Pakistani Taliban have already issued threats/religious decree to assassinate Malala upon her return from UK.

    October 25, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, they have threatened to finish the job.
      One place this young lady should not finish her education at would be Pakistan.
      I send her well wishes for her continued recovery.
      This, and those who were injured with her, are brave young ladies.

      October 25, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Blue Bird

    For those Islambashers, you are not different from the Talibans who are intolerant and kill people. Please tone down your rhetoric. It's now to think how we can help this girl being safe from those Talibans.

    October 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. krm1007 ©™

    Malala is a symbol of freedom, bravery, outspokeness and beacon of light for all girls/women in this world. Singulalry, she stood up to terror and showed a reasoned mind seldom seen at her age. She is a product of a progressive society in Pakistan and reflective of the tolerant values that Islam stands for.

    To her attackers and those who threaten her we say shame on you. What the world armies could not do to you a 14 year old girl took you down without firing a bullet. If you have any dignity left come into the folds of modern society.If you are being financed by foreign elements, return those monies and say NO, THANK YOU! We are now smarter than that and a girl has taught us a lesson that we shall never forget.

    October 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. krm1007 ©™

    GOD BLESS MALALA,
    Girl that we love.
    Stand beside her, and guide her
    Thru the night with a light from above.
    From outspokeness to braveness
    And to being tolerant and innocent
    GOD BLESS MALALA, Our beacon of hope.
    GOD BLESS MALALA, an enlightenment to the world.

    October 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. krm1007 ©™

    To those talibans who cast an evil eye on Malala, we say lay down your arms and apologize. To them we say, change your ways. A 14 year old girl has taken you down from where you will never be able to get up.If you have any dignity and self respect left....seek salvation. To those who are sponsored by Afghanistan and India we say leave the country immediately. Pakistanis will come after you and so will the world till we chase you down to Kabul or New Delhi. We will decimate you after we hunt you down. It is only a matter of time if you don't do it yourself. We are a comin !!!!

    October 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. krm1007 ©™

    Since long in history never has a person, let alone a 14/15 year old girl, rallied so much emotion, support and good will as has Malala Yousufzai. Just listen to her CNN interview to appreciate her presence of mind, her brilliance, her tolerance and love for Islam. She embodies the very values that the civilized world craves for. I will never forget when her father said that when he looked in her eyes upon her birth he fell in love with her. There was something special in her. I can only imagine why. Speedy recovery to you, Malala. The world is praying for you.

    October 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. NMSOL

    Poor baby...I hope she recovers soon..

    October 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. shirlrog

    I just want to know one thing...what kind of crazy religion kills children for wanting an education? What kind of crazy brainwashed people support this? What kind of "god" advocates murder? What kind of government allows this to go on?

    October 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherlock

      Google Hindu Goddess of Violence "KALI" and thou shall find your answer and salvation thou seeks.

      October 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Saif

    Whoever creator of the earth must restore this girl and should bless this girls in all way. My hatred towards those Taliban i feel pity for them as they r not human being rather animal

    October 28, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |