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Speaking out

Malala says Donald Trump’s “tragic” call to ban Muslims will only lead to more radicalization

By WITW Staff on December 16, 2015

Malala Yousafzai told the AFP that she thought Donald Trump’s call for a “complete and total shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States  was “tragic” and “full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others,” saying it would only radicalize more terrorists. The 18-year old Nobel Peace Prize winner made the comments ahead of an event where she was speaking in Birmingham, UK (where she lives) now, to remember the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar last year, where 150 school children and teachers were murdered. She said that Trump’s comments were “full of hatred,” and said that politicians and media should be careful about the implications of the language they use. “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 radicalise more terrorists,” she told AFP. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, agreed — telling the audience at the event:  “If Americans don’t stand against their own Donald Trumps it [their strategy] will not work.”

Read the full story at The Independent.


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