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Baktash Siawash is an Afghan-based blogger and journalist. At his blog, he has a guest post by Shamsia, an Aghani schoolgirl who was blinded by the Taliban who threw acid in her face to intimidate her from attending school. Shamsia’s courage and defiance is humbling and inspiring:

I have one [message] for those who thrown the Acid on my face that, if they repeat this action on me hundred times I well never leave the school and I continue for my studying. And also I have one [message] for Kandahari school girls that please and please do not leave school and learning

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