Malala Yousafzai: Trump’s Muslim Ban Proposal is ‘Tragic, Full of Hatred’
In the past week, Donald Trump has faced debate questions and condemnation across the board for proposing that foreign Muslims be banned from the U.S. Trump’s comments have also been attracting the ire of international figures, and his newest critic appears to be Pakistani Nobel Prize Winner and human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai.
Yousafzai achieved worldwide recognition after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, and for her work campaigning worldwide for women and children’s education. Yousafzai, a Muslim herself, was speaking at a ceremony Tuesday night in memoriam of the 134 school children murdered in a Taliban massacre last year, and was asked for her commentary about Trump’s ideas.
“Well that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others,” Yousafzai said. She went on to say that such a plan could very well “radicalize more terrorists,” and that “if your intention is to stop terrorism, do not try to blame the whole population of Muslims for it because it cannot stop terrorists.”
Malala’s father and advocacy partner, Ziauddin Yousafzai, also blasted Trump’s broad characterization of Muslims. “It will be very unfair, very unjust that we associate 1.6 billion with a few terrorist organizations,” Mr. Yousafzai said.
[h/t The Guardian]
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