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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai condemned Donald Trump's controversial plan to ban Muslims

The Pakistani teenager called it "full of hatred"

Washington CNN  — 

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager and Nobel Peace Prize winner, condemned Donald Trump’s controversial plan to ban Muslims on Tuesday.

Trump would temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the U.S., a proposal that has rocked the Republican field but has much support among the GOP base.

“Well, that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others,” she said in an interview with AFP.

In a 2012 assassination attempt, Malala was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen. The attack took place when Malala, an advocate for girls’ right to education, was riding a bus on her way home from school.

Some Muslim advocacy groups have similarly criticized Trump for lumping in peaceful Muslims with radical Islamic terrorist groups. Trump has said the U.S. does not have the capability to distinguish between the two.

A Trump rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, has previously praised Malala, calling her the person outside of politics he would most like to have a beer with. (This would be a challenge, since Malala, at 18 years old, is underage and abstains from alcohol as a practicing Muslim.)