Interview: Malala Yousafzai Defends Herself Against Oddball Conspiracy Theories
Child-rights icon Malala Yousafzai has called on conspiracy theorists and critics in Pakistan to think about her message before condemning her. In an interview, Malala says her intentions in promoting the rights of girls and women are pure.
It’s an unpleasant phenomenon, these wildly anti-Malala Yousafzai theories (anywhere from claiming the attempt on her life by the Pakistani Taliban was faked, to casting her as a pawn of a westernized political agenda). Her response, in part: “I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.”