Now that Malala Yousafzai lies in a hospital bed in the United Kingdom, the choices for her native land lay in stark relief: will Pakistan continue to tolerate religious zealots so extreme that they would assassinate a child? Or will people reject those beliefs and struggle for a different kind of future? Malala’s shooting shows just how much of the turmoil in Pakistan, and the rest of the Muslim world, is really struggle over the soul of Islam itself.
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