London: Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has condemned the Republican front-runner Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims entering the United States.
Trump's statement about barring Muslims from the US came after the San Bernardino massacre where a Muslim couple killed 14 people in California.
Malala's father Ziauddin Yousafzai said that accusing 1.6 billion Muslims for terrorism is 'unfair and unjust'.
Speaking ahead of an event in the city to mark the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar a year ago that killed 150 school children and teachers, Yousafzai told AFP Trump’s comments were “tragic” and “full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others”.
She warned his calls had wider implications than being discriminatory, telling the Press Association: "So it's important that whatever politicians say, whatever the media say, they should be really, really careful about it.
"If your intention is to stop terrorism, do not try to blame the whole population of Muslims for it because it cannot stop terrorism. It will radicalise more terrorists.”
Her father Ziauddin Yousafzai backed his daughter’s stance, telling the audience: “If Americans don't stand against their own Donald Trumps it (their strategy) will not work.”
Malala, attacked by Taliban in 2012, was present at a sombre ceremony to remember the killing of 122 school children killed at Army Public School in Peshawar last year.
She further enlightened the mass saying that education is necessary in order to get rid of the mentality and hatred that terrorism breeds.