“Well, that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others,” Malala, 18, told AFP on Tuesday at a ceremony for the 134 children killed in a Taliban attack on a Pakistani school last year.
Malala added that the best way to destroy terrorism is to “bring quality education so we defeat the mindset of terrorism mentality and of hatred.”
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders also took a strong stand against Trump’s “xenophobic” comments on Wednesday when he visited a mosque in downtown Washington, D.C., to meet with religious leaders of different faiths.
“It is time to say enough is enough,” the Vermont senator said. “It is time to end religious bigotry, it is time to build a nation in which we all stand together condemn the anti-Muslim rhetoric that we are hearing.”
“Bigotry and in tim id a tion” can come with “un speak able res ults,” he continued, adding that America has worked too hard to overcome racism and discrimination.
“We’re not going back. We have suffered too much. There’s been too much division. We are going forward We will not allow people to divide us up, because you’re Jewish or you’re Muslim or Christian or Catholic. We’re not going to allow that to happen.”