A Global Culture to Fight Extremism

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"Have you ever wondered why extremism seems to have been on the rise in Muslim-majority countries over the course of the last decade? Have you ever wondered how such a situation can be turned around?" This is a fantastic resource to begin discussion and research in your class, as Maajid Nawaz recounts his experiences as a former Islamist extremist and calls upon viewers to propagate a genuine, grassroots movement for democracy. Nawaz covers an array of topics relevant to social studies, international relations, and political science, such as nationalism, xenophobia, and the rise of extremism as a result of increased globalization.

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  • Relevant and compelling material, as speaker consistently refers to modern political and social situations
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