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Malala Yousafzai thinks Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims are “full of hatred”

By Aamna Mohdin

Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the US continues to attract high-profile critics. Malala Yousafzai is the latest to condemn the US presidential candidate’s comments.

Yousafzai, who is the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said Trump’s comments were “full of hatred.” The 18-year-old activist was speaking at ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of a deadly Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Gunmen stormed the army-run school, killing over 140 people, the vast majority of them children. The Taliban reportedly instructed the gunmen to kill the older children and release the younger ones.

Yousafzai told the AFP that Trump’s comments were “really tragic” and “full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others.”

The criticism is unlikely to have any impact on Trump, who remains unfazed by widespread objections to his remarks. In fact, he doubled down on his position in yesterday’s Republican debate, saying: “they’re not coming to this country if I’m president. And if Obama has brought some to this country they are leaving, they’re going, they’re gone.”