This week we read the chapter in I am Malala where Malala is shot in the head by a member of the Taliban. The Taliban put out to the media that the reason of the attack was because she admired and spoke in favor of President Barack Obama. This we know is not the reason or not the only reason. The main reason was because she stood for the education of girls. This whole event made me think about why the Taliban is so against education that they would shoot a young girl. Most people think and say that it is because they do not want girls/women to have the same rights as men. While I do not think that is far fetched I do not think that this is the biggest reason. I honestly think that they do not want to have to compete with anymore people then they already have to with all the educated men. They love to have power and if women were to given the equal opportunity to be educated then they would be on the same playing field. This would then lessen their power and give some to women. Power is fuel by the fact that people believe whatever the person in power says, so if you educate more people then the chance of people believing the people in power lessens immensely. It is like when your in groups in class and you get put with the really smart kid, you know you want them to answer the questions because you believe that they know the curriculum. Do you think this is why the Taliban is so against education for girls, or do you think it is something else?