Monday, July 1, 2013

How Does An Islamist Extremist Change His Mind?

Maajid Nawaz used to recruit young Muslims to an extremist Islamist group and served five years in an Egyptian prison. He underwent a transformation and began advocating for democracy.  In the TedTalk above he explains that transformation and discusses the circumstances that create  extremist groups.  You can also listen to an NPR  interview with Nawaz here.

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