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Jon Stewart Left Speechless By 16-Year Old Nobel Peace Prize Candidate!

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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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8 comments to “Jon Stewart Left Speechless By 16-Year Old Nobel Peace Prize Candidate!”

  1. 1

    what an amazing girl!!

  2. 2

    She will be president of her country someday. And the world will be a much better place then

  3. 3

    After that, the Taliban would kill her. What a woman says doesn't mean anything to a Taliban.

  4. 4

    The sad thing is that most kids today are too busty calling Britney and Beyonce "Queen" and honoring druggies like Cory Montieth….sad

  5. MsbNice says – reply to this


    This young woman is completely incredible! Here in Canada, she was interviewed by the CBC and went in depth about her life. Malala has very liberal parents, especially her father who wanted her to have an education beyond grade 5 (which is acceptable to the Taliban - but after that they must remain in the home). She said that two boys were also shot in the assassination attempt but they too have recovered. I am so proud that this human being is spreading her thoughts and intellect throughout the world, and let us all hope that one day peace will be more influential than terror.

  6. 6

    she's incredible

  7. 7

    Wow she is impressive, what a courageous young lady.

  8. 8

    oh please!