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Malala Yousufzai calls out on Donald Trump’s hate speech and emphasizes the importance of education in wiping out terrorism

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Malala Yousufzai Malala Yousufzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate has called out on Donald Trump, in the race to win GOP nominations and a bid at the US Presidency. Speaking at an event to commemorate the massacre at Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan a year ago, she said that Trump’s statement were ‘full of hatred’ and would serve to ‘radicalize more terrorists.’ She also had words on Islamophobia on the rise, particularly in the Western world. Talking to BBC, she said: "I have to say that whether it's Western media or Eastern media, if they only blame 1.6 billion Muslims for terrorists attacks then terrorism can't be defeated, that just leads to creating more anger in people and leads to producing more terrorists." Malala knows the scourge that is Taliban and the horror they inflict on children first hand. She’s been a victim. As a young girl she wrote a dairy for the BBC  recording her daily life under the Taliban rule in Mingora, Swat (Pakistan) and her struggle to continue her education. In 2012 she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for becoming more critical of them in public. Two years later the Taliban struck again, this time taking the lives of more than a hundred school children and their teachers in Peshawar’s Army Public School. Donald Trump loves to make statements that will ensure he doesn’t stay out of the news for long, his most recent Islamophobic remarks on planning to ban all Muslims from entering the US has drawn ire from most quarters around the world. We live in testing times and anything that has to potential to sow more discord within our ranks is certainly not welcome. Read more about Malala’s inspiring story of courage and hope in our December /January 2016 issue out now. Subscribe here to get your copy.  

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