Malala Yousafzai is an extremely active advocate for women's education, she's survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, she was a Nobel Peace Prize candidate…
…and she's only 16 years old!
Now, she can add "Interviewed with Jon Stewart" to her impressive resume, although Jon made it very clear that if anyone was impressed during the interview, it was him.
When asked on The Daily Show how she reacted upon learning that the Taliban wanted her dead, Malala gave a response that stunned the host:
"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.'"
It's no surprise that after this response, Jon totally wanted to adopt her! If that doesn't work out, we totally call next!
We're so proud of you, Malala! Keep up on being the change you wish to see in the world!
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