TODAY   |  October 11, 2013

Peace prize surprise? Weapons org tops Malala

Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai, whom the Taliban shot and threatened to kill for her advocacy for education for girls, did not win the Nobel Peace Prize despite being viewed by some as the favorite. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

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>> right to today's top story. there's controversy around the nobel peace prize being o warded to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and not to malala yousafzai. andrea mitchell has more on that. good morning to you.

>> good morning. it is surprising and controversial. it effects politics and the concern that she was too young to be awarded the most prestigious prize. she might win it in the future. it set off anger and disappointment. she has made a profound difference for women living under the brutally of regimes like the taliban . at the age of 14 encouraged by her father she started speaking out leading to a taliban gunman boarding her school bus and shooting her in the head. this week as she continues to campaign around the world for the right for girls to be educated the taliban issued a new death threat vowing to kill her where ever she is. she did seek refuge and medical care in england. she'll be in washington today. even more so, the fact hah the u.s. chemical weapons inspectors got the prize instead of malala. only this week they made their second trip in to destroy the chemical weapons . very dangerous and very challenging but only just beginning. from even my acquaintance with her, this disappointment will not stop malala and her campaign. she is only a teenager. this young woman is getting started.

>> we agree with that. our congratulations also to the winners of the prize. andrea mitchell in washington, thank you very