One of the first things that Donald Trump did after he was officially sworn into office as president was sign an executive order that restricted Muslim refugees from entering the United States. Backlash quickly followed, including Malala Yousafzai.

Malala on Trump

Malala Yousafzai was just 15-years-old when an Islamic extremist took over a school bus in Pakistan and shot the future women's activist in the head. Miraculously, Malala survived and has been outspoken on reform in the Muslim world ever since. In addition, Malala is the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Prize, while consistently being named to TIME magazine's list of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World." After Donald Trump signed the aforementioned executive order, Malala decided to speak out, as was seen in a January 27 post on Facebook.

"I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war," Malala wrote. "I am heartbroken that America is turning its back on a proud history of welcoming refugees and immigrants," she continued, while pointing out that immigrants help "build your country."

"I am heartbroken that Syrian refugee children, who have suffered through six years of war by no fault of their own, are singled-out for discrimination," Malala continued, while pleading with the new president "not to turn his back on the world's most defenseless children and families." As of press time, Donald Trump and his administration have yet to respond to Malala's criticism.

Moving forward

During his campaign for president, Donald Trump was vocal about his opposition to the alleged "Muslim ban," which appears more vague in his recent executive order. Trump supporters were able to rally around the message of refugee restriction from the Middle East, which has also become a controversial topic throughout Europe. While there continues to be growing backlash to his first week in the White House, the former host of "The Apprentice" doesn't appear willing to have a change of heart on the issues at hand.