In Less-Reported Remarks, Nobel Winner Malala Yousafzai Backs Socialism, Opposes Drone Strikes

HeadlineOct 13, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai is vowing to continue campaigning for girls’ education after becoming the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala Yousafzai: “I have received this award, but this is not the end. This is not the end. This is not the end of this campaign which I have started. I think this is really the beginning. And I want to see every child going to school.”

Beyond her well-known views on education, Yousafzai has criticized U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan, telling President Obama during a meeting last year that the strikes are fueling terrorism and killing innocent people. She has also publicly supported socialism, saying in a message to a conference of Pakistani Marxists last year, “I am convinced Socialism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation.”

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