Afghan Girls, Scarred by Acid, Defy Terror, Embrace School

afghan_girls_at_school.jpgDespite threats and an acid attack on several students two months ago, the Mirwais School for Girls is thriving.

The acid attack against students and teachers (15 of them in total) was meant to terrorize the girls into staying home. It appears to have completely failed.

Today, nearly all of the wounded girls are back at the Mirwais School for Girls, including one whose face was so badly burned that she had to be sent abroad for treatment. Perhaps even more remarkable, nearly every other female student in this deeply conservative community has returned as well — about 1,300 in all.

(Susan notes: the full New York Times story is wonderful; highly recommended)

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