Malala Yousafzai's Oxford Acceptance Is A Bright Spot In A Week Of Dreadful News

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Malala Yousafzai's Oxford Acceptance Is A Bright Spot In A Week Of Dreadful News

In a week of dreadful events, news that Malala Yousafzai is going to Oxford was a bright spot. The 20-year-old Pakistani-born activist who is the world's youngest Nobel laureate, tweeted her acceptance to the world on Thursday. 

In March, Malala received a conditional offer from Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall, contingent on her exam results. Pakistan’s first female prime minister and the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation, Benazir Bhutto, also studied at Lady Margaret Hall in the 1970s.. Bhutto was assassinated in December 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 

Besides her acceptance to Oxford, Malala's courageous intellect loomed large in Fox News' Murdoch world. Malala's story attracted mention -- along with "12 Years a Slave' -- in James Murdoch's now infamous anti-Trumpian response to Charlottesville email.