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- Author: Melissa Histon
- Posted: 12/10/2014
- Category: Inspirational Women
Malala leaves her interviewer speechless and shows why she IS peace
At the age of 17 years, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a true inspiration, the epitome of bravery for standing up for the rights of children and the rights of girls everywhere to receive an education.
Even after being threatened and shot by the Taliban for refusing to adhere to their ban on girls going to school, she still speaks out globally about human rights, especially for children and girls. She was shot because she spoke up for the 31 million girls around the world who cannot get an education.
Malala was at school when she found out she had won the Nobel Peace Prize two days ago and after finishing her day at school announced to the world: “My message to children all around the world is that they should stand up for their rights.”
She added: “I felt more powerful and more courageous because this award is not just a piece of metal or a medal you wear or an award you keep in your room.
“This is encouragement for me to go forward.”
I wanted to share this interview/video (below) with you all, sistas, because it gives a small insight into Malala’s beautiful soul and demonstrates her true belief that peace and love can overcome violence and inhumanity.
In this clip, Malala is interviewed by talk-show host, Jon Stewart. In the key moment of the interview, Stewart asked Malala how she reacted when she learned that the Taliban wanted her dead. Her answer was absolutely remarkable:
“I started thinking about that, and I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But then I said, ‘If he comes, what would you do Malala?’ then I would reply to myself, ‘Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.’
But then I said, ‘If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.’
Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that ‘I even want education for your children as well.’ And I will tell him, ‘That’s what I want to tell you, now do what you want.’ “
Melissa Histon, The Sista Code