Malala wows Jon Stewart on Daily Show

33

See video at the link below

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for womens rights and access to education, appeared on the Daily Show last night, ahead of Friday's pending announcement for the 2013 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Her answer to one of Jon Stewart's questions left him speechless. 

An outspoken critic of the Taliban's tactics in her native Swat Valley from a young age, Malala was the subject of an attempted assassination at the hands of a Taliban gunman because she was unafraid to speak out.

Then, at just 14 years old, a Talib fighter boarded her bus, pointed a pistol at her head, and pulled the trigger. But she survived, made a full recovery in England, and has become and transformative figure in human rights.

Now, she is poised to become the youngest Nobel Peace laureate ever

Written By: Brian Jones
continue to source article at businessinsider.com

33 COMMENTS

  1. I hope she does get the Nobel Prize, frankly the Nobel Committee needs to re-establish its credibility after giving the prize to the EU (for taking credit for NATO’s achievement of maintaining peace in Europe for 50 years), and to Barack Obama (for doing nothing whatsoever)

  2. Unfortunately Malala didn’t win the Nobel prize. A suggestion to RDRFS: let’s start a campaing to raise a “shadow” Nobel prize for Malala. I’m happy to donate if you organise the camping.

    • In reply to #22 by PekkaA:

      Unfortunately Malala didn’t win the Nobel prize. A suggestion to RDRFS: let’s start a campaing to raise a “shadow” Nobel prize for Malala. I’m happy to donate if you organise the camping.

      I second that. She fought for education and I would assume a Dawkins award would be more relevant than the one given by these Norwegian elitists intent on political potshots rather that the genuine wellbeing of the planet. But then I am sure Katy Cordeth would object on the grounds that Malala is Islamophobic!

  3. I can’t believe they didn’t give it to Obama this year. He must be wondering what he did differently to the year he won it.
    Let us all start the campaign to get Obama reinstated as the nobel laureate.
    Here is a pound, let’s do it. Yes we can.

    Seriously though, hang your heads in shame nobel prize thingees, great though the winners are it is their bloody job for crying out loud.

  4. Just being in the top few nominees (and the youngest, ever) was a big achievement for her, and helped her get her message out. Not getting the prize is not significant to someone who has taken a bullet in the head for speaking the truth. Now, at some point in her future life (with her focus on education), I would expect the delusion of religion to fade away, but for family, cultural and political reasons, I doubt she would publicly say so. I would like to be wrong about that last part.

    • In reply to #24 by Quine:

      Quine: I would expect the delusion of religion to fade away, but for family, cultural and political and reasons, I doubt she would publicly say so.

      I think you are right and my guess would be mainly for political and safety reasons. The memory of even the modest attempts at lightening the hand of Islam by Salman Taseer with regard to the mere interpretation of the blasphemy laws is still pretty fresh.

      Chairman Imran Khan condemned Malik Mumtaz Qadri’s, the man who gunned down Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, reception as a hero on the premises of the Anti Terrorism Court, “Salmaan Taseer never demanded that the blasphemy laws be repealed; rather he spoke against their misuse. He was gunned down because of the misperception that he is anti-Islamic and anti-blasphemy laws,” Imran Khan said.

      There is such a mountain to climb.

      Quine: I would like to be wrong about that last part.

      I think her daughter (say) would stand a chance of declaring herself irreligious with Malala’s happy endorsement.

    • In reply to #24 by Quine:

      Just being in the top few nominees (and the youngest, ever) was a big achievement for her, and helped her get her message out. Not getting the prize is not significant to someone who has taken a bullet in the head for speaking the truth. Now, at some point in her future life (with her focus on educa…
      Dream on Quine! Her family and culture will ensure he will continue to be brain washed, fed intellectual pablum and kept in line, especially in the Swat valley. While I admire her bravery and courage, she is a good little muslim and will continue to remain one. jcw

      • In reply to #30 by kaiserkriss:

        While I admire her bravery and courage, she is a good little muslim and will continue to remain one. jcw

        At her age, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was a “good little Muslim.”

        P.S. From Sam Harris:

        … Malala is the best thing to come out of the Muslim world in a thousand years. She is an extraordinarily brave and eloquent girl who is doing what millions of Muslim men and women are too terrified to do—stand up to the misogyny of traditional Islam. No doubt the assassin who tried to kill her believed that he was doing God’s work. He was probably a perfectly normal man—perhaps even a father himself—and that is what is so disturbing.

      • In reply to #30 by kaiserkriss:

        While I admire her bravery and courage, she is a good little muslim and will continue to remain one.

        My view, for the little its worth, is that she may or, as equally, may not be one, but wishing to work close to home (unlike Ayaan Hirsi Ali) and lead a popular movement, she will inevitably profess to be one.

  5. From Syria chemical weapons monitors win Nobel Peace Prize

    “Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapons have again been put to use, have underlined the need to enhance the efforts to do away with such weapons.”
    The Nobel Committee also criticised Russia and the US for failing to meet an April 2012 deadline to destroy their chemical weapons arsenals.

    Now I see the political significance of awarding these individuals the peace prize!
    Shame on you US government! You were about to burden the American people with yet another terrible war that would
    have gathered even more hatred towards the American citizen, all the while shamelessly holding on to your own chemical weapons!
    At least Russia wasn’t two faced!

Leave a Reply