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Published On: Tue, Dec 11th, 2012

Malala Yousafzai officially nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The teenage Woman’s Rights activist in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban is officially being nominated for the next Nobel Peace Prize.

More than 150 French lawmakers have formally asked the Nobel Committee to award the next Nobel Peace Prize to the Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai.

For five years now, Malala has been active as a blogger. In October, she was seriously injured in an assassination attack by the Pakistani Taliban.

Many people are calling for her to be the TIME Person of the Year after this year’s Nobel Peace Prize went to the European Union.

She truly has been an inspiration to many, including Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.

“I felt compelled to share Malala’s story with my children. It was difficult for them to comprehend a world where men would try to kill a child whose only “crime” was the desire that she and others like her be allowed to go to school,” Jolie wrote back in October.

Yousafzai may be among odd company vying for the TIME Person of the Year: Joe Biden, Bashir al-Assad (the Syrian dictator) or Chris Christie.

“Malala is proof that it only takes the voice of one brave person to inspire countless men, women, and children. In classrooms and at kitchen tables around the world, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are praying for Malala’s swift recovery and committing themselves to carry her torch. As the Nobel Committee meets to determine the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, I imagine brave Malala will be given serious consideration.”

Since Malala didn’t win, maybe she will stand a better chance of beating the Higgs Boson Particle for TIME Person of the Year.

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