My dad always said saving the world should be as simple as shooting a basketball. With practice, determination, and whole lot of heart, you can sink any shot.
Two weeks ago, al-Shabaab militants contacted Suweys Ali Jama, the team captain. They gave her two options: be killed or stop playing basketball. Seems like an easy choice, doesn’t it? It was — but her decision was not the obvious one.
"I will only die when my life runs out — no one can kill me but Allah. I will never stop my profession while I am still alive. Now, I am a player, but even if I retire, I hope to be a coach. I will stop basketball only when I perish," Jama told an IPS reporter.
This might just be one of the most amazing stories I’ve ever read.