This new critic comes in the form of a cultural icon and the youngest person to ever receive a Nobel Peace Prize – Malala Yousafzai – who was shot in the head by the Taliban as a result of her fight to allow girls to receive the same education as boys in Pakistan.
Her recent comments on the “wild things” politicians are saying about Muslims, which were made during an interview with the U.K.’s Channel 4, are said to shut down the candidate “in the best possible way.”
When asked how she thinks such “wild” comments by politicians should be handled, Yousafzai warned:
“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 radicalize more terrorists.”
She added that “the more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create.”
“Well, that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others.”
While Trump’s comments – which were made in the wake of the deadly attacks carried out in San Bernardino by a radical Muslim couple – were meant solely as proposal for the U.S., they have undoubtedly reverberated throughout the global Muslim community.