This courageous ninth grader gained notice in 2009 when she wrote a dairy abound t Taliban atrocities ;under a pen name for to e BBC's Urdu service. MANAGEMENT Y Pakistanis view her, also a promoter of literacy and peace, as a symbol of hope in a country long beset by violence and despair. I sanullah Ihsan, chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said in calls to the news media that the terrorist group targeted her because she generated "negative propaganda" about Muslims. He added, Malala is the symbol of the infidels and obscenity. Such monstruous disregard for life, childhood and freedom of expression cannot be ignored anymore. We must fight for human rights in every nation, and protect freedom of expression.