It was a master stroke of subtweeting. Today, the father of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, simultaneously announced her impeccable final exam results and tossed some shade the Taliban’s way. Well done, sir.
Malala’s test results qualify her to take “A levels”—more advanced school leaving qualifications—in her pick of subjects. She previously told The Guardian that she would be focusing on the humanities for her final two years of high school. This, while continuing to advocate for educational access for girls around the world through the Malala Fund.
Malala celebrated her 18th birthday in July by opening a school near the Syrian border to serve female refugees.
Looking ahead to college, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart jokingly chided Malala in a June 18 interview: “I’m not in any way suggesting you aren’t going to get good test scores, but you’re also going to need some extra-curriculars. The Peace Prize will only get you in so good.”
If we were Ziauddin, we’d pin that tweet.