“The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create,”
This is some of Malala’s few statements in an interview with the UK’s Channel 4, she was asked about Trump’s recent demand that travel to the United States by Muslims be cut off. She didn’t hesitate to express her thoughts about how this kind of talk helps the terrorists.
Yousafzai, who last year became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate when she won the Nobel Peace Prize, was asked about the “wild things being said about Islam and Muslims”
“It’s important that whatever politicians say, whatever the media say, they should be really, really careful about it. If your intention is to stop terrorism, do not try to blame the whole population of Muslims for it because it cannot stop terrorism. It will radicalize more terrorists.”
In a separate interview Yousafzai called Trump’s comments “tragic” and “full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others.”
“If we want to end terrorism we need to bring quality education so we defeat the mindset of terrorism mentality and of hatred,” Yousafzai said at ceremony in England marking the first anniversary of a Taliban assault on a school in Pakistan, which left 134 children dead.
Yousafzai was shot in the head (almost killed) in 2012 because she went to school and advocated for girls to receive an education. This didn’t stop her to execute her causes.
It is relevant that we should have someone like Malala to give us a voice on these topics. We hope that someday more millennials will impart their opinions on current issues that envelopes us all.
Malala, you truly are our spirit animal. Hats off to you!