'Full of hatred': Malala condemns Donald Trump's proposed Muslim ban

Malala Yousafzai Denounces Donald Trump's Plan To Ban Muslims

Malala Yousafzai thinks Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's plan to bar Muslims from entering the US will only serve to embolden terrorists.

In an interview with London's Channel 4, the prominent human-rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner said Trump's plan would only alienate Muslims, pushing more toward extremism.

"It's important that whatever politicians say, whatever the media say, they should be really, really careful about it," Malala said. "If your intention is to stop terrorism, do not try to blame the whole population of Muslims for it because it cannot stop terrorism. It will radicalize more terrorists."

Malala — who became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in part for her role documenting the harsh realities of life under Taliban control in Pakistan — also reiterated her distaste with Trump's inflammatory rhetoric during a separate interview this week with AFP.

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Nobel Peace Prize 2014 laureates Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai gives the V-sign as she waves to well-wishers from the balcony of the Grand Hotel ahead of the Nobel Banquet following the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo on December 10, 2014. The 17-year-old Pakistani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai known as Malala shares the 2014 peace prize with the Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has fought for 35 years to free thousands of children from virtual slave labour. AFP PHOTO / VEGARD WIVESTAD GROTT (Photo credit should read VEGARD WIVESTAD GROTT/AFP/Getty Images)
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai speaks at a joint press conference with fellow laureate and Norwegian Prime minister after their meeting at the PM's office in Oslo on December 11, 2014. At 17-years old, the Pakistani known everywhere as Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize she is sharing with the Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has fought for 35 years to free thousands of children from virtual slave labour. Their pairing has the extra symbolism of linking neighbouring countries that have been in conflict for decades. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 10: Malala Yousafzai. delivers her acceptance speech to the audience during the Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony at Oslo City Town on December 10, 2014 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Nigel Waldron/Getty Images)
Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai attends a press conference ahead of the award ceremony for the 2014 World's Children Prize for the Rights of the Child at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, west of Stockholm, on October 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 21: Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai (L), 17-years-old, receives the 2014 Liberty Medal from Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center October 21, 2014 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Given annually, the medal honors men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai holds bouquets of flowers after addressing the media in Birmingham, central England on October 10, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize went Friday to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi for their work promoting children's rights. Seventeen-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said she was 'honoured' to be the first Pakistani and the youngest person to be given the award and dedicated the award to the 'voiceless'. 'This award is for all those children who are voiceless, whose voices need to be heard,' she said. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Malala Yousafzai speaks during a press conference at the Library of Birmingham after being announced as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on October 10, 2014 in Birmingham, England. The 17-year-old Pakistani campaigner, who lives in Britain where she received medical treatment following an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, was jointly awarded the Nobel peace prize with Kailash Satyarthi from India. Chair of the Nobel Committee Thorbjorn Jagland made the announcement in Oslo, commending Malala for her 'heroic struggle' as a spokesperson for girls' rights to education. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai attends a press conference ahead of the award ceremony for the 2014 World's Children Prize for the Rights of the Child at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, west of Stockholm, on October 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani activist for female education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai sits before receiving the 2014 World's Children Prize for the Rights of the Child during an award ceremony at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, western Stockholm on October 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 10 : The biography of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai's 'I Am Malala' is seen at a bookstore in Islamabad, Pakistan on October 10, 2014. Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 becomes the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. (Photo by Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Malala Yousafzai attends TimesTalks Presents: I Am Malala at The French Institute on August 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD - JULY 30: Education rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan delivers a speech at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on July 30, 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)
HUERTH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 01: Malala Yousafzai speaks during the '2013! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen' - RTL-Jahresrueckblick on December 1, 2013 in Huerth near Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani student who was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban applauds after being awarded with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, on November 20, 2013 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. The Sakharov Prize , named after Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, was established by the European Parliament as a means to honour individuals or organisations who have dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights and freedom of thought. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICK HERTZOG (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)
This video grab taken on November 7, 2013, shows Asmatullah Shaheen (R) caretaker chief Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announcing the new leader of TTP during a press conference in an undisclosed location in northwest Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban appointed a hardline cleric linked to the attack on Malala Yousafzai as their new chief on November 7, throwing proposed peace talks with the government into serious doubt. Maulana Fazlullah, elected by the Taliban's supreme council, led the militants' brutal two-year rule in Pakistan's northwest valley of Swat in 2007-2009, before a military operation retook the area. AFP PHOTO/THIR KHAN (Photo credit should read THIR KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: General view of the atmosphere at the third annual Pencils of Promise gala at Guastavino's on October 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Pencils of Promise)
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"That's really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative toward others," Malala said, according to AFP.

Critics across the American political spectrum have denounced Trump's proposal.

During Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida repeatedly knocked Trump's suggestions. Bush said the plan would damage partnerships with countries in the Middle East that oppose extremist groups like the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

"This is not a serious proposal," Bush said. "In fact, it will push the Muslim world, the Arab world away from us at a time when we need to reengage with them to be able to create a strategy to destroy ISIS."

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