Saturday 24 February 2018

Malala's message of peace

FOR once Bono was upstaged as a teenage girl stepped forward to spread her message of tolerance and education.

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old who survived being gunned down by the Taliban, met the U2 frontman in Dublin's Mansion House where she received a prestigious Amnesty award.

Malala told the gathering of politicians and dignitaries which also included the Edge, and Pink Floyd star Roger Waters, that with the tools of "a pen and a book" the entire world could be educated against violence, terrorism and child labour.

The event was timed so she could fly into Dublin after school, and be back in Birmingham in time for lessons today.

FULL REPORT: PAGES 2&3

Irish Independent

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