Malala Yousafzai is amazing. As the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and constant target of radical terror groups, she has inspired people from all over the world as a leader and youth education activist in one of the most volatile regions of the world.
At a ceremony this weekend to commemorate the one year anniversary of a Taliban attack that killed 134 school children a year ago, Malala strongly condemned Donald Trump’s verbal attacks against Islam.
Her comments were in regard to then candidate Trump’s December 2016 proposal calling for a total ban on Muslims entering the United States under any circumstances, “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
“Well that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others,” she said.
She added that his behavior might “radicalize more terrorists” and asked politicians to have “more caution.”
“If your intention is to stop terrorism, do not try to blame the whole population of Muslims for it because it cannot stop terrorists,” she added.
“It will be very unfair, very unjust that we associate 1.6 billion [Muslims worldwide] with a few terrorist organizations,” noted Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai.
In 2012, then 15-year old Malala was shot in the head by Taliban terrorists after she had publicly advocated education for girls; a direct “insult” to radical Islam.
In April of this year, Malala openly praised Canadian PM Justin Trudeau for his commitment to refugees and women and its direct opposition to the U.S. president’s own actions.
“Your motto and your stand – Welcome to Canada – is more than a headline or a hashtag,” Yousafzai said in an address to legislators in the Canadian Parliament. “I pray that you continue to open your homes and your hearts to the world’s most defenseless children and families.”
At nineteen years of age, Pakistani native Malala has already been compared to Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King, Jr. So when someone of her nature and voice speaks out against the current U.S. president, it stings.Click here for reuse options!
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