Angelina Jolie Responds to Taliban Shooting of 14-year-old Activist

By: Lily Harrison / October 16, 2012

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Angelina Jolie was so outraged by the Taliban attack on 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai that she put pen to paper to voice her concerns.

The United Nations Goodwill Ambassador wrote an essay for The Daily Beast Tuesday and explained how even her children are greatly concerned after hearing news of the shocking incident.

What did she write?

Jolie wrote, “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 that her children, who understandably couldn’t quite understand how something this tragic could occur, expressed utter shock upon hearing the news. They also asked practical questions that only children seem to have the ability to properly articulate.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, six, asked, “whether Malala had any pets, and if so, who would take care of them?” She also asked if Malala’s parents were crying and how they were handling the news.

In fact, Pax Jolie-Pitt, eight, suggested that there be a statue built in Malala’s honor – complete with “a reading nook near it.”

Jolie concluded her revealing and powerful letter with her hopes that the recuperating schoolgirl “be given serious consideration” for a Nobel Peace Prize.

She isn’t the only one in Hollywood to voice her disgust at the tragedy. Madonna expressed her sickness towards the incident at the Los Angeles leg of her MDNA tour on Oct. 10.

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