Donald Trump’s vile proposals for American Muslims have sparked outrage the world over, and now Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has said his comments are ‘full of hatred’.
In an interview with Agence France-Presse Ms Yousafzzai condemned Trump’s ideology is tragically discriminatory and full of hatred.
The potential Republican presidential candidate, Trump, who is currently leading in most polls, has called for a temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the United States and greater surveillance on mosques.
Even the other Republican candidates have tried to distance themselves from Trump’s xenophobic remarks. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who usually takes a hard-line conservative view on most issues, said Mr. Trump’s idea’s were wrong.
Senator Cruz said:
There are millions of peaceful Muslims across the world, in countries like India, where there is not the problems we are seeing in nations that are controlled… It’s not a war on a faith; it’s a war on a political and theocratic ideology that seeks to murder us.
Ms. Yousafzai, who is Muslim, became known in 2009 for writing an anonymous blog about life in Pakistan under the tyrannical rule of the Taliban. However after being shot in the head in 2012 she escaped the country and became world famous as an inspiring voice against Islamic violence. The brave young girl was awarded the peace prize last year, she has become a global envoy for peace.
In an interview with Channel 4, Ms. Yousafzai warned that anti-Muslim speeches would only lead to more terrorism.
The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create, so 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.