The 18-year-old girl said his comments blaming Muslims for terrorism would only "radicalise more terrorists".

"Well that's really tragic that you hear these comments (by Trump) which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others," she told British media.

Malala was speaking at an event in Birmingham to mark one year since a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that left more than 150 dead, most of them children.

In 2012, Malala was herself shot in the head by the Taliban and air-lifted for life-saving surgery in the UK.

The event in Birmingham, where she now lives with her family, was organised yesterday by her and her family, and two survivors of the attack, Ahmad Nawaz, 14, and Mohammed Ibrahim, 13, took part.

Trump, campaigning for the Republican candidature in the US presidential polls, had called for a complete halt to Muslims entering the US until authorities could 'figure out' Muslim attitudes to the country, in the aftermath of the San Bernardino shootings earlier this month where a Muslim couple killed 14 people before being shot dead by police.

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