Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday slammed Donald Trump’s calls for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States.
The 18-year-old condemned the U.S. Republican talk during a ceremony to mark one year since a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, which killed more than 140 people, mostly children.
Malala said that, “Well that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others”.
Last week, Trump called for a”total and complete” ban of Muslims trying to enter the country. He also released a statement on Dec. 7 referencing the “great hatred” that “large” segments of the Muslim population hold against Americans.
“There are these terrorist attacks happening, for example what happened in Paris or what happened in Peshawar a year ago,” Malala said, referring to last month’s Islamic State attack in Paris that killed 130 people.
“If we want to end terrorism we need to bring quality education so we defeat the mindset of the terrorism mentality,” said Malala who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 after she had publicly advocated education for girls.
” It will be very unfair, very unjust that we associate 1.6 billion with a few terrorist organisations,” Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai said.
Trump, the republican frontrunner for presidential elections, has been the receiving end from all corners for his recent comments to ban all Muslims from entering America following a terror attack carried out by a Muslim couple that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California.