The youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is shaking her head at the statements made by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that Muslims have found offensive.
When asked by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom about the "wild things being said about Islam and Muslims," particularly Trump's call to bar Muslim entry into the United States, the 18-year-old Malala suggested that Trump should be more careful about the things he is saying.
"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create," she said, according to the Huffington Post.
"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 radicalise more terrorists," she added.
In another press interview, Malala described Trump's comments as "tragic" and "full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others."
If anyone understands what it feels like to be discriminated against, it is Malala. Back in 2012, the Pakistani girl almost lost her life after she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for simply going to school and promoting education for girls. Malala miraculously survived the attack and has continued to champion education since then.
Malala has long been saying that education, not discrimination, is the key to stopping terrorism.
"If we want to end terrorism we need to bring quality education so we defeat the mindset of terrorism mentality and of hatred," said Malala.
Malala has been named as "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" by TIME magazine in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015. She is also the author of the book "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban."