Malala Yousufzai was shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday as she was leaving her school in her hometown in the Swat valley, northwest of the capital, Islamabad.
The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying her promotion of education for girls was pro-Western and she had opposed them.
The shooting has outraged people in a country seemingly inured to extreme violence since a surge in Islamist militancy began after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
When a group put posters on subway stations in New York calling Islamic fundamentalists barbarian, a lot of people all over the world got upset. This the face of barbarianism my friends, who would try to kill a beautiful, intelligent young girl.