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Malala becomes honorary Canadian citizen

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 01:47

Malala Yousafzai becomes an honorary Canadian as she condemns violence, saying ''I am a Muslim, and I believe that if you pick up a gun in the name of Islam, and kill an innocent person, you are not Muslim anymore''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, became an honorary Canadian on Wednesday (April 12) and condemned violence during a tribute at the Canadian parliament attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "I am a Muslim, and I believe that if you pick up a gun in the name of Islam, and kill an innocent person, you are not Muslim anymore," Malala said during an event marked by standing ovations for the young woman. The Pakistani education activist came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head in 2012 as she was leaving school in Pakistan's Swat Valley, northwest of the country's capital Islamabad. She was targeted for her campaign against efforts by the Taliban to deny women education. Yousafzai has since become a regular speaker on the global stage and has visited refugee camps in Rwanda and Kenya to highlight the plight of refugee girls from Burundi and Somalia.

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Malala becomes honorary Canadian citizen

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 01:47