Malala Yousafzai calls Donald Trumps comments on Muslims dangerous and tragic. Photo: Getty Images
Malala Yousafzai had some choice words for Donald Trump following his comments proposing a temporary ban on all Muslims from traveling to the United States in response to the shooting in San Bernardino, California on December 2.
Speaking with the UK's Channel 4, the Nobel Prize-winner condemned what the US Presidential candidate said as dangerous.
"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create," said Malala, speaking with the UK's Channel 4.
"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."
During a memorial for the 134 children who were killed in a Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan in 2014, the 18-year-old also added that she found it "tragic" to hear such hate-filled comments.
Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images
"That's really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others."
"I have to say that whether it's Western media or Eastern media, if they only blame 1.6 billion Muslims for terrorists attacks then terrorism can't be defeated, that just leads to creating more anger in people and leads to producing more terrorists."