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Concern about our young people leaving this country in the name of Jihad is never far from the headlines. Manwar Ali, known as Shaikh Abu Muntasir, is a former committed pioneer of Jihadism in the UK. In this moving, personal talk he reflects on his own experience of radicalisation and violent Jihad and makes a powerful and direct appeal to anyone drawn to Islamist groups who claim that their violence and brutality are Jihad: it’s time to reclaim true Jihad, now.
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Muhammad Manwar Ali is the chief executive of Muslim educational charity JIMAS which pioneered Zakat distribution in the UK. He is chaplain for University Campus Suffolk, Suffolk New College, and the Ipswich Hospital; a member of the Local Scrutiny & Involvement Panel for the Crown Prosecution Service in East England; a member of the Police Crime Panel for the Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner; and a member of the Suffolk Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education.
Manwar Ali has more than 30 years experience teaching Islam and is one of the few scholars in the UK who has been directly involved in Jihad. He fought in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Burma.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx