16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai leaves Jon Stewart speechless - CBS46 News

16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai leaves Jon Stewart speechless

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A young woman nominated for Nobel Peace Prize after being shot in face by Taliban for daring to go to school appeared on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show.

According to Malalafund.org, Malala Yousafzai was shot when the Taliban stormed her school bus on Oct. 9, 2012. They shot her in the head in an attempt to silence her and end her campaign for girls' rights to go to school.

Yousafzai left Stewart speechless on Thursday night after asking her what her response was to finding out that the Taliban wanted her dead.

"I started thinking about that, and I used to think that the Talib 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, ‘If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.' Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that ‘I even want education for your children as well,' and I will tell him, ‘that's what I want to tell you. Now do what you want.'"

Yousafzai released a memoir, I am Malala, a year after the shooting.

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