Malala Yousefzai is a true hero.
The young Pakistani woman is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize because of her work to combat the Taliban in her native country of Pakistan. At the age of 15, this brave young woman was shot in the head by Taliban fighters as she rode the bus home from school.
Malala is used to standing up to men who want to deny the rights of women. She is used to calling out those who work to deny freedom and safety to innocent women and children in war torn Muslim countries.
When asked about her Nobel Prize, young Malala Yousefzai said:
This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change.”
This young woman, the youngest person to ever be awarded the Nobel Prize, has fought for years to bring education and safety to children in her home country and in many other Muslim countries around the world. She has fought for the safe return of the young girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Malala Yousefzai understands what it is to fight against radical Islamic terrorism every single day. She has been on the front lines and she has prevailed.
She knows that the only way to truly combat this kind of radicalism is with knowledge and enlightenment.
That’s why the young warrior woman says now that she is “heartbroken” over President Trump’s decision to close America’s doors to all immigrants from seven Muslim countries.
— Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) January 27, 2017
What Trump is doing goes against everything that the United States has stood for since it’s birth. He is turning his back on the most vulnerable people in the world, those who most need a helping hand from “the land of the free.”
How shameful for our country.
I’m sorry, Malala.
Featured image via YouTube screengrab.