Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year old women’s education advocate who has been making headlines all over the world, made an appearance on “The Daily Show” and left host Jon Stewart and the audience speechless with her pacifism. When approached by Jon Stewart on the subject of the failed attempt on her life, Malala responded by reasoning for dialogue and female empowerment through education rather than violence and force, shocking both the host and his crowd with her remarkable words.
Malala Yousafzai grew up in the Swat Valley in Pakistan, where she and many of her fellow classmates lived under constant threat from the Taliban simply for attending school. After a failed attempt on her life by a Taliban gunman, Malala was treated for her injuries in Birmingham, England, where she continues to pursue what she sees as the weapon to end terrorism, education. A staunch advocate of women’s education, Malala Yousafzai has been tipped as one of the biggest contenders for the Nobel Peace Prize. In the case that she does win it, she will become the youngest candidate ever to have received the prize.