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  • ♪ (punk rock) ♪

  • (reporter) A day out in Birmingham for Malala--

  • Malala. Pakistani.

  • - Oh, I heard about this. - (reporter) This 16 year old's life

  • was transformed by the attack that nearly killed her.

  • She's amazing.

  • Malala was nearly 11 when she first spoke out

  • - for girls rights to go to school. - Wow.

  • - That's young. - (Malala) I will get my education...

  • if it is in home, school, or any place.

  • - (reporter) Her home... - Good for her.

  • (reporter) ..Pakistan came under the brutal rule of the Taliban.

  • (man speaking foreign language)

  • Oh [bleep].

  • - (man speaking foreign language) - It's so ridiculous.

  • (reporter) Malala's determination would come at a cost.

  • Last year, she and her friends were travelling home

  • on their school bus, when it was stopped.

  • Malala was shot in the head...

  • - Oh my god. - (reporter) ..deliberately targeted

  • by the extremists.

  • Today, Malala's become the face of the world's 57 million

  • out of school children. She told me she still sees herself

  • - as an ordinary teenager. - (Malala chuckles)

  • - Do you believe... - Opposite.

  • ..in a dialogue with the Taliban?

  • It's the job of the government to do it,

  • and killing people, and slaughtering people,

  • and flogging people, and blasting school is totally against Islam.

  • They are misusing the name of Islam.

  • - (Malala) Islam does ask us to be peaceful. - Thank you.

  • Islam tells us about brotherhood. This is not the true Islam

  • that the terrorists are showing us.

  • Wow.

  • She's so brave.

  • In here, with such honorable people...

  • Oh, she spoke at the United Nations?

  • On the 9th of October, 2012, the Taliban

  • shot me on the left side of my forehead.

  • - That's so sad. - They shot my friends too.

  • - I can't even imagine. - They thought...

  • ..that the bullet would silent us, but they failed.

  • We realize the importance of our voice.

  • - When we are silenced-- - Dude, so much respect.

  • We call upon the world leaders,

  • ideals that goes against the rights of women is unacceptable.

  • (applause)

  • This is powerful.

  • One child, one teacher...

  • one book...

  • and one pen can change the world.

  • - That's like a quote to write down. - Education is the only solution.

  • She's amazing. Nothing in my life has ever compared to that,

  • and we're probably not that far apart in age.

  • I'm feeling honored that I'm being chosen

  • - as a Nobel Laureate-- - She won the Nobel prize?

  • Nobel Peace Prize? That's amazing. It's amazing.

  • This precious award to the Nobel Peace Prize,

  • - and I'm proud that I'm the first-- - What have you done with your life?

  • (chuckles)

  • And the first young woman, or the first young person,

  • - whose getting this award. - Goddamn, she gives me goosebumps!

  • There was terrorism, women were not allowed to go

  • outside of their houses. Girl's education was totally banned,

  • and my life would be just getting married at the age of 13 or 14.

  • - Oh my gosh. - Not going to school,

  • - not becoming-- - I couldn't ever imagine doing that.

  • I decided that I would speak up.

  • I want to tell other children all around the world

  • that they should stand up for their rights.

  • They should not wait for someone else.

  • I think I do not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Dude, so humble. That's amazing.

  • But I believe that it is not only an award for what I've done,

  • but it is also an encouragement for giving me hope,

  • for giving me the courage to go and continue this campaign.

  • So, once again, thank you so much to all of you. Thank you.

  • I'm speechless. I can't even say anything about her.

  • She's incredible.

  • I'm actually a little bit speechless. I get up and complain

  • about having to go to school everyday, when she's having to fight

  • just to go to school.

  • The power the Taliban has in that area is pretty tough.

  • I've been there. My parents are from there.

  • It makes me feel really good that a person of that age,

  • that she can speak up for what she believes in.

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  • (Finebros) So what do you think of this girl, Malala?

  • I think Malala's amazing.

  • - She's my hero. - That takes courage. Honest courage.

  • To know that this one girl made such a big change,

  • it's just amazing.

  • I just wish I could do something more to help these girls.

  • We need so many more people like her to say the things she's saying,

  • because it hits people like me.

  • Her amount of courageousness carries over to make me feel

  • like I could be that courageous.

  • She's probably the greatest teenager of our generation.

  • It's just really inspiring and it just makes me glad

  • that there are people like that out there.

  • (Finebros) After she was shot, she continued speaking out.

  • We have a clip of what she said on The Daily Show,

  • after she recovered, asking if she was worried about being killed.

  • I used to think that Taliban would come and he would just kill me,

  • but then I said, "If he comes, what would you do, Malala?"

  • Then I would reply to myself, "Malala, just take a shoe and hit him."

  • - But then I said... - (audience laughs)

  • But then I said, "If you hit the Taliban with your shoe, then there

  • would be no difference between you and the Taliban."

  • I'd tell him how important education is, and that I even want education

  • for your children as well, and I would tell him,

  • "That's what I want to tell you. Now do what you want."

  • Oh my gosh.

  • - (audience cheers and applauds) - That's...(exhales).

  • She's my new hero.

  • Is she real?

  • That's so incredible that she has that much love

  • in her heart for people who tried to kill her.

  • (Finebros) But she's only 17 years old, and has won the Nobel Peace Prize

  • - at 17-- - Amazing.

  • (Finebros) What does that make you think about?

  • I need to get it together.

  • I love school.

  • It makes me feel like I need to go out and do more.

  • I need to seriously re-evaluate. (laughs)

  • I need to spend a little less time watching Tyler Oakley.

  • I'd like to look back and be like, "Oh, hey. You did this.

  • You did this. You made it to Teens React! Go, wow!"

  • And then you look at her and you're like,

  • "Dude, you're a piece of garbage. You've done nothing."

  • It makes me also strive to be like, "How can I be like that?"

  • She's not gonna be forgotten, you know? She's changing the course of history,

  • as we know it, right now.

  • (Finebros) So many religions have this right wing side

  • that can be exclusive and even sometimes violent.

  • What are your thoughts on beliefs leading to those kinds of things?

  • I think it's really stupid. As far as I was aware,

  • God is there for people to love and to show compassion.

  • Everyone believes that their religion is THE right religion,

  • which is why I just try to separate myself from religion as a whole.

  • You don't know for a fact whether any religion is true or not.

  • Those people that are killing and stuff for their religion

  • are basically killing on "What if?"

  • I think every religion, universally, teaches peace and love.

  • Using a religion to promote your violent agenda

  • that doesn't mean anything or relates to anything

  • from the actual religion, it's just complete bull[bleep].

  • (Finebros) What do you think about Islam as a religion?

  • I'm not that updated on exactly what the religion does.

  • I haven't studied Islam, so I don't wanna get into it.

  • I don't want to say anything I don't know.

  • I only hear bad things about it.

  • As far as what we see on TV and what this girl is showing us,

  • I think it's crazy.

  • There could be a positive side of the religion that we just don't hear

  • as much about.

  • If you want to know about Islam, go read a book. Go to a mosque.

  • Ask for a Quran. Read it yourself.

  • Ask questions. Don't make assumptions based on Fox News

  • 'cause Fox News isn't a reliable source.

  • Because this is all we ever hear about it, it gives it a bad rep.

  • Obviously, not everyone who believes in Islam is like this.

  • The Taliban, they're using the name of Islam in a very weird way.

  • I've been a Muslim my whole life, and I've been educated.

  • My mom's educated, my aunts are educated,

  • they're doctors and lawyers and whatnot.

  • They're promoting their agenda through religion.

  • (Finebros) Being a Muslim, can you talk to what you've experienced

  • - in your life because of your background? - Stories and...oh, my brother. My god.

  • I'm not gonna say I'm a victim 'cause I don't have that mindset,

  • but I've been affected, obviously.

  • I deal with it, even in high school. I