"The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue," she tells the BBC's Panorama in her first in-depth interview since the attack a year ago. "That's not an issue for me, that's the job of the government ... and that's also the job of America."
"They must do what they want through dialogue," she said in the interview published Sunday. "Killing people, torturing people and flogging people ... it's totally against Islam. They are misusing the name of Islam."
Her conciliatory message was quickly answered by a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban: "We will target her again and attack whenever we have the chance," Shahidullah Shahid, who represents the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan umbrella group, tells AFP.
Malala campaigned actively for girls' access to school in the Swat Valley area of northwestern Pakistan, which has become a battleground in recent years between Pakistani forces and Taliban militants who oppose education for girls.
She was widely interviewed and quoted in both the Western and Pakistani media before the attack on Oct. 9, 2012. That was the day her school bus was flagged down by militants who boarded the vehicle, identified Malala and shot her in the head, leaving her for dead.