Malala Yousafzai: ‘Girls in Nigeria are my sisters’

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Malala Yousafzai, the world’s most famous advocate for girls’ right to education, tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that “girls in Nigeria are my sisters.”

Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Pakistani Taliban in her native country in 2002. The group targeted her because of our outspoken support for girls’ education.

She says that Boko Haram, which kidnapped nearly 300 girls in Nigeria, does not understand Islam.

“I think they haven’t studied Islam yet, they haven’t studied Quran yet, and they should go and they should learn Islam,” she told Amanpour from Birmingham, in the UK, where she has been living and attending school. (She is now the face of The Malala Fund.)

“I think that they should think of these girls as their own sisters. How can one imprison his own sisters and treat them in such a bad way?”

You can see Amanpour’s full interview with Malala below.

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