Is educating girls "pro-Western" and haram? According to Reuters, this is what the Taliban stated when they shot 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai, a schoolgirl and advocate for girls' education. Malala is expected to recover, but the outrage over the attack continues. Despite what some ignorant people mistakenly believe, Islam has long championed women's education. It is not only a right, but a religious duty, to educate all men and women, boys and girls. Read more about what Islam teaches about girls' education.