“It is not a bad job.
You don’t have to be a brilliant mathematician or a genius in math.
You can just do the basic arithmetic, and I think the whole world is interested in the girls like Malala,” she said.
“And my goal is that I will be the last girl.
And I will try to become the first Muslim girl in the world.”
Malala was shot and killed by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan’s tribal areas in 2012, sparking a global outpouring of grief.
She has since become a cause celebre for women in the Middle East and elsewhere, including in Pakistan, where she is credited with inspiring women to speak out about oppression and violence against them.
Malala’s advocacy has also been critical of a recent government move to strip Pakistan’s Muslim women of their rights.
The move, known as the Sharia law bill, passed in April and has angered many women, who say it could open the door to a new generation of extremist men to attack their communities.
Malawi President Jakaya Kikwete has been outspoken against the law, saying it “would give a voice to extremists” who want to change Pakistan’s constitution and introduce Sharia law.
In an interview with the New York Times published Thursday, Malala said she was encouraged by the growing awareness of her work and had spoken out about it before.
“I am thankful for all the support.
It is very encouraging.
People say, ‘You have done a great thing,'” she said in the Times interview.
“It’s very inspiring.
I am thankful to have all the people saying it.
And the people of the world are supporting me.”
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