Nobel Peace Prize: FAILMary Theroux • Saturday October 12, 2013 10:14 AM PST •
The news that Malala Yousafzai missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize should not be a great surprise. Considering upon whom the committee has bestowed the honor in recent years, it would have been more surprising had they proven themselves able to recognize a peace monger when she’s right in front of them.
In the immediate aftermath of the news, Ms. Yousafzai was invited to the White House to meet with the most war-mongering Nobel Peace Laureate, Barack Obama, to whom she delivered the simple, poignant message:
I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people.
For further evidence that this modest young woman, serene in the aftermath of the Taliban’s attempt on her life, truly deserved such recognition, see also her recent appearance on The Daily Show:
You must fight others, but through peace, and through dialogue, and through education.