Squash Prodigy Flees Taliban, Finds Refuge in Toronto

Squash Prodigy Flees Taliban, Finds Refuge in Toronto

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Junior Squash champion, Maria ToorpakaiAt 20, Maria Toorpakai is the best female squash player in Pakistan. But she can’t play there.

Her family began receiving death threats from the Taliban, a group that equates a woman wearing shorts as an obscenity, an offense to Islam.

Since March, she has been living in Toronto, training with Canada’s own squash legend, Jonathon Power. He says Toorpakai will soon be the best in the world.

 

(READ the story in the Toronto Star)

Thanks to Susan Wortman for sending the link!

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