Inside the mind of a former radical jihadist

Title:
Inside the mind of a former radical jihadist
Speaker:
Manwar Ali
Description:

"For a long time, I lived for death," says Manwar Ali, a former radical jihadist who participated in violent, armed campaigns in the Middle East and Asia in the 1980s. In this moving talk, he reflects on his experience with radicalization and makes a powerful, direct appeal to anyone drawn to Islamist groups claiming that violence and brutality are noble and virtuous: let go of anger and hatred, he says, and instead cultivate your heart to see goodness, beauty and truth in others.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
TED
Project:
TEDTalks
Duration:
17:22