In Her Words: 6 Quotes from the Malala Yousafzai interview

Today on The Current we have an interview with Malala Yousafzai, who was just 15 years old when a would-be assassin shot her in the head as she headed home from school in Pakistan.
Here are six quotes from the interview you shouldn't miss.

1.

"I would tell him that shoot me but first listen to me. And I would tell him that education is my right and education is the right of your daughter and son a well. And I'm speaking up for them. I'm speaking up for peace."

- What Malala imagined she would say to the Taliban before the confrontation.

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2.

"Why should we be silent? Why don't we speak up for our rights? Why don't we tell the world what is happening in Swat."

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3.

"What the terrorists are doing is against Islam because Islam is a religion of peace. It tells us about equality, it tells us about brotherhood, it tells us about love and friendship and peace, that we should - we should be nice and kind to each other."   

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Related: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

4.

"They are afraid of educated women. They are afraid of the power of knowledge."   

- On the Taliban

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5.

"There are many problems, but I think there is a solution to all these problems, it's just one and it's education. You educate all the girls and boys. You give them the opportunity to learn."

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6.

"When I look at my goal, my goal is peace. My goal is education for every child."

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education
and Was Shot by the Taliban








Photo Credits: Getty Images and AFP
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