Malala Delivered Powerful Words Following the Charleston Shooting

June 19th 2015

Sarah Gray

Malala Yousafzai was the guest on Thursday night's "The Daily Show." The Nobel laureate, education advocate, and co-founder of the Malala Fund spoke to Jon Stewart about everything from the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina to her straight-talk with world leaders to being a teenager two years away from college.

The two-part interview followed a somber, nearly joke-less monologue from Stewart about the shooting in Charleston that left nine dead. Though it is not her responsibility, Stewart points out, Malala seemed to bring some comfort to the show. She offered her prayers and condolences to the families of the victims.

"I have seen these kinds of situations in my life when there's no justice, when there's no human feelings, and there's no humanity, and for a second, you think that no one has feelings at all," Yousafzai said at the beginning of the interview.

In 2012, Yousafzai survived an attack from the Taliban, who attacked her for speaking out about women's right to an education -- and attending school herself.

Since then she has been an advocate for educating children -- especially girls -- all over the world, speaking frankly to world leaders like President Obama.

"Yes, I think you have to sometimes ignore all the formal stuff and tell the truth," she told Stewart, who teased her for behaving like a real teen. Watch the two-part interview below:

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