Sunday October 13, 2013
The young Peace Prize nominee (who ultimately lost out to the UN-affiliated Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), took the opportunity, while the world’s attention was upon her for her brave and fearless efforts, to tell the US president directly that his foreign policy was harming both her home country, Pakistan, and harming US security as well.
Said young Malala in a statement after the meeting:
“I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people.”
She could have played it safe and simply smiled for the camera. Instead she took another huge personal risk for peace. She told the president of the US that he was wrong to make war on her country. Bravo!
Considering past Nobel Peace Prize winners, it is probably better that she did not win. The prize is tarnished.