Upon hearing that acclaimed teen activist Malala Yousafzai had not won the Nobel Peace Prize (as many had expected her to), the Pakistani Taliban lauded the prize committee for its decision, according to a statement from spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid.
The group applauded the Nobel Prize committee for “not selecting this immature girl for this famous award” and called the decision “very good news,” NBC News reported.
“This award should be given to the real Muslims who are struggling for Islam. Malala is against Islam. She is secular,” Shahid told the AFP in a press call.