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October 2nd, 2013
10:45 AM ET


CNN’s Christiane Amanpour will be sitting down with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager nearly killed by Taliban gunmen for advocating that all girls should have the right to go to school.

What would you like to ask Malala?

Post a video question on Instagram using the hashtag #AskMalalaCNN and it could be used in CNN’s special, “The Bravest Girl in the World,” on Oct. 13. Please include your name, age and location in the comments. Deadline: Monday, Oct. 7.

Note: If you aren’t on Instagram, you can upload a question to CNN iReport. Please include the hashtag #AskMalalaCNN.

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  1. Maleeha Ahmad

    I am interested to know Malala's opinion on the current political veering towards negotiations with the Taliban. Does she condone this: can negotiations be undertaken with the people who gun down school children?

    October 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Reply
    • rkfromny

      only thing she can have an opinion on is how long is she and her extended family gonna survive on western charity??..all she has to her credit is surviving an shot by talibani...she has zero contribution to the society...ALSO WHATS HER OPINION ON HAVING HER EXTENDED FAMILY GETTING ALL FAT ON WESTERN CHARITY AND DOES SHE PAY ANY TAXES ON ALL THE PRIZE MONEY SHE HAS BEEN GETTING?????

      October 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Reply
      • Asadullah khan

        Malalas opposing taliban as a consequence of whidh she was shot in the , head goes to her creditIronically US (ZIA)was behind the creation of the taliban.maulana samiul haq and gen Hameed GUL ARE THE TALIBANS GODFATHERS.ZIA WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR BHUTTOS MURDER.malala might not have heard about I FOR INFIDLE TALIBAN USED TO READ,THE TYPE OF EDUCATION THE WEST WANTS PAKISTANI CHILDREN TO HAVE,tHE BEGGARS CANT BE CHOOSERS WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THE us line,pakistan is not india.

        October 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm |
    • dsashin

      Hi – we're looking for video questions. Please consider sharing yours by uploading it to or posting on Instagram with the hashtag #AskMalalaCNN!

      October 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Reply
      • Asadullah khan

        i am not on instagram nor i know its use/

        October 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
  2. farid khan

    dear we all really proud of you keep your mission continue what you would like to do for the people of kpk which are still considering your case as western conspiracy and abuse you please give them solid answer so they may get some awareness and think in positive way because you are role model for millions and a hope for all of us salute to your courage and bravery

    October 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  3. Mohan Morshed

    What study or education (ex: political science or medical or engineeing?) you would like to have and where? (ex: UK or USA?)

    October 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • rkfromny

      first ask if she plans to go back to where she came from..?? if she wants to study in UK or US she needs to pay up or does she like all pakis plan to live off western charity...????

      October 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Reply
  4. Daniel Daronda

    Malala, we love you! Please help us to better understand these ignorant fools (Taliban), biased by religious nutcases (Mullahs) that caused you so much pain........ how can we deal with them? How can we educate them and help to bring them into the modern world? How can we teach them to respect, value and treasure women, without their insecure need to control, subjugate, dominate, demean, disfigure, dis-empower, devalue, demote and disrespect women???

    October 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • dsashin

      Hi Daniel – Great question! We're looking for videos. Please consider sharing yours by uploading it to or posting on Instagram with the hashtag #AskMalalaCNN!

      October 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  5. Zubair Ahmed

    Dear Malala . Will you criticize innocent children dying in drone attack and bring world attention over this.More innocent have been killed in drone than by taliban

    October 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Reply
    • rkfromny

      exactly who told u drone killed more pakis than ur taliban..???? and what will she say..?? she got lucky after getting shot by a talibani..her contribution otherwise is ZERO

      October 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • Lakhdar

      I hate to see children being killed by drone attack and I hate to see Taliban and terrorist hide behind civilian line during battle against US forces or Afghan security forces. Can you stop Taliban terrorist from hiding behind civilian line to minimize civilian casualties. The answer to that is a resounding "NO". WHY? Because should Taliban opt to fight in the open field, they all will be massacred. Terrorist will never stop hiding behind civilian line because civilian act as natural barrier and a savior to their continued struggle against civilized societies. Uncivilized societies are there to lend support to terrorist or uncivilized army, the Taliban.

      October 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  6. masuma chowdhury

    I admire Malala. I want to know how she feels about Rabindranath Tagore and also abou Pakistan's role in 1971 in killing millions of innocent Bengalis.

    October 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  7. Rick

    Malala, my question is...are ice cream headaches worse, or better, post surgery 😉 ??
    I hope all is well 😉 I think you are the greatest 😉 Keep up the good work !!!

    October 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Reply
  8. Ronald MacDonald

    Hello Malala, I admire you for your courage at such a young age. I would like to know what your future plans are as you become an adult? Also, do you have plans to come to North America to speak, or maybe work?

    October 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Reply
    • rkfromny

      her plan is to get obese on charity of UK and US govts..

      October 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Reply
    • dsashin

      Great question! We're looking for videos. Please consider sharing yours by uploading it to or posting on Instagram with the hashtag #AskMalalaCNN!

      October 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  9. Naeem Razzaq

    Dear Malala. Do you plan to go back? Living in Western countries and working for Pakistan is not a bad thing. But if you are at the ground, you can work better. I know your life still in danger, but that's what makes you a great person.

    October 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  10. Pakistan Khan

    Dear Malala:

    Can you please shut up now?
    Can you please stop kissing Amerikan butt now?
    Pakistan is suffering so much because of the United States, can you and your fake Pukhtoon father
    stop your nonsense.
    Also I am from Pakistan and no one in Pakistan likes you.
    Please kindly shut up now.

    October 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Reply
    • aj

      Big man talking smack to a little girl. What a little turd you are.

      October 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Reply
      • Pakistan Khan

        No i m not big man, turd boy, go see the casualty rate of little kids in Pakistan that you have murdered.
        Go read about the depleted uranium you used in Iraq and other nations.
        Little girl is fine, she is just not mature enough to realize what is going on.
        You basta**ds will pat anyone on the back who kisses your butt.
        Go talk to any Pakistani suffering daily bombings because of you and in Iraq.

        Go fK off, u sick fk.

        October 2, 2013 at 5:34 pm |
  11. Sehar Saqib

    Malala is a true inspiration for girls who inspried to bring change and make a difference in this world. What does Malala believes can bring change to a society like Pakistan (or other countires like Pakistan) that promotes/highlights negative news and agenda when there is so many positive things happening by young Pakistani scholars and innovators? How do we as a nation can change the image and show the positive side of a country?

    October 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • dsashin

      Sehar, thank you! We're looking for video questions. Please consider sharing yours by uploading it to or posting on Instagram with the hashtag #AskMalalaCNN!

      October 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  12. rkfromny

    when are you returning to ur land of birth..??? does ur family pay any taxes on all the welfare that you receive from the UK govt..???? apart from getting shot and surviving have u made any worthwhile contribution to the society..???

    October 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Reply
    • Joseph Young

      You are asking her what great contributions has she made to the United Kingdom. How about what great contributions have you yourself made to the United Kingdom. Since your name has NY in it I make that as being none at all. Since you are not a British citizen or from the United Kingdom most likely then let them do the asking. From your horrible spelling though I would hazard as guess and say you have probably contributed nothing much yourself. Go crawl back into trailer Jethro and leave the smart people do the talking.

      October 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Reply
      • Guano

        You just deviating. Why should she have free healthcare, food, lodging, ... all paid-for by UK taxpayers? A good answer might be that UK gov was looking for a poster child in their fight against Muslims. Showing her face with caption "Shot in the face by the Talibans because she wanted to go to school" is a very powerful message indeed.

        October 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm |

      She is returning soon, as soon as UK pays for her return ticket.

      October 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Reply
  13. Guano

    Dear I hope you're ok and going back to school. I hope it will be worth it in the end. In the US, we go to school and uni so they can call us "longterm unemployed graduates" in the end. We also import so much crap from China that we have lost all our manufacturing skills. We're becoming salesmen like useless mouthy pasty limeys (the British).

    October 2, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  14. Ayah Dawood

    The spin on this girl's story is unbelievable. I certainly do not condone the Taliban or any terrorism at all – but what she did was not simply encourage education for females, she overtly defamed the Taliban. She became a local sensation in Pakistan for her anti-Talibanism before she was shot and became a world sensation. There is nothing wrong with anti-Taliban sentiments, but it was foolish for her to speak so loudly when the Taliban was in such close proximity. What the media does not tell you is that she was not just speaking her own mind (which suits the feminist spin), but she was being used as a poster child by her community. I might have thought those bikers who attacked the guy in the Range Rover were nuts, horrible, and local terrorists – but I would not put myself in harm's way simply to speak my mind. Sorry but Malala accomplished nothing, it didn't change how anyone in Pakistan thinks, and in fact most people even those who hate the Taliban feel like her father and family were irresponsible.

    October 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Reply

    hi i am a limey from U.K. of course i am ugly, i want to know what our royal family, our useless queen and ugly charlie with ears sticking out has done for U.K. Thank you for getting your skull fixed in U.K.

    October 3, 2013 at 12:14 am | Reply
  16. Ali Raza

    why malala is not liked in pakistan but all over the world she is liked.

    October 3, 2013 at 4:51 am | Reply
  17. TONG

    Do you only fight for girl education in Swat pakistan, or all over the region? if it is all over the region what have you done so far?

    October 3, 2013 at 7:16 am | Reply
  18. Toriola Waheed Adeola

    My question goes this way.. what are the changes malala have make in position since the incident of shooting occur.

    October 3, 2013 at 7:58 am | Reply
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    October 3, 2013 at 7:59 am | Reply
  20. noreallyiknowwhatimdoing

    rkfromny needs to shut up. You're obviously uneducated, probably racist, and deranged. I don't know of any Pakistanis who dislike Malala. She is a hero...b/c she is brave and has brought attention to the plight of locals who have to live under Taliban threats.

    October 3, 2013 at 9:11 am | Reply
  21. Gaxsel

    if islam was good and you still keeping it , why didn't worked for you?

    with all bravness that you are showing off to the world for women rights, have you ever read your religiouse book that they called women as secound gender, women in islam can not be a leader because her brain its not strong as men, women should be bitten by husband if she is disagree with him in a argument, can you explain why after all hardships that you faced in your country and all support that you get after for your rights to study, still supporting the islam blieves and covering your head with scarf? have you got enough knowledge about what is happeining to muslim girls around the world to be forced to follow and if they don't they will be killed or ignored? why you don't like to study on these all and act on it and inspire them by your braveness on it!? do you still afraid of islam and muslims that keeps you follow their attire, i feel you still need time to reach to the point, do something for women when you got the oppertiunity by a chair and the voice for it. in islam the women rights its missing, if you like your religioun don't manupulate yourself by speeches on learnings and allowance for girls to go to school.

    October 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Reply
  22. yasir

    malala in pakistan people are saying that you are an american agent and your father work for C.I.A and it was aal drama to do opration in south wazirstan to engage army in their own country and this drama was also created to spoil the face of islam in front of the world what would you like to say

    October 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Reply
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    October 4, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  24. mummadi mallikarjuna reddy

    She is true champion for women of this decade .Be proud of her.She done a remarkable job.She fought against the fanaticism and feudal thought of Taliban.

    October 6, 2013 at 1:47 am | Reply
  25. srinu

    very brave girl !A true champion for girl education . May God bless her with opportunities where she can live her dreams! while listening to her comments on early girl child marriage issue, I understood that she feels in india as well , this problem exists. Well ! she might be true for very few parts of india, but for the most parts, in the families who can take care of its daily livelihood, girl has the right to choose what she wants regarding marriage. More girls are exercising this right than before. Government also enforces strict laws which comes to the rescue for some of the people, who would exercise it! Regarding girl education, parents in india are sending both boys and girls to the school more than befor. Most of the state governments are encouraging girls education by plan. I can not comment about other nations, as I do not know! Request you to consider these comments for future. Having said that our nation has to get better on many things like many other countries.
    May GOD bless you with more courage . and yes we need pens in place of tanks.
    Thank you,

    October 19, 2013 at 7:12 am | Reply
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