Malala Yousafzai Asks Obama To Send Books Instead Of Guns To The World

Malala Yousafzai has a very simple message for President Obama: stop militarizing the world.

A year after telling U.S President Obama to end drone strikes, Nobel Prize winning Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai told him to start sending books instead of guns to other countries.

"My message was very simple," Malala told Ronan Farrow of MSNBC while at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia. "I said instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending weapons, send teachers." Asked by the host how Obama reacted, she said simply that his response was "pretty political."

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Malala said she tries to live as close to a normal life as she can amid the attention that has come her way since a Taliban gunman shot her two years ago in northwest Pakistan.

It’s amazing to see how Malala Yousafzai has gone from being a target for Taliban assassins to an important international figure speaking out on international forums concerning matters like education, refugees and terrorism.