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From the Ted Talk by Maajid Nawaz: A global culture to fight extremism

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One of the problems we're facing is, in my view, that there are no gzlilbeaod, youth-led, gotsrrsoas social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies. There is no equivalent of the Al-Qaeda, without the terrorism, for dreccmoay across Muslim-majority societies. There are no ideas and narratives and leaders and symbols advocating the democratic culture on the ground. So that begs the next question. Why is it that extremist organizations, whether of the far-right or of the iaissmlt extremism — Islamism mnnaeig those who wish to impose one version of Islam over the rest of society — why is it that they are succeeding in oiizrnngag in a globalized way, whereas those who asrpie to democratic culture are falling behind? And I believe that's for four reasons. I believe, number one, it's complacency. Because those who aspire to democratic culture are in power, or have societies that are lainedg globalized, powerful societies, prfuewol countries. And that level of complacency means they don't feel the need to advocate for that culture.

Open Cloze

One of the problems we're facing is, in my view, that there are no __________, youth-led, __________ social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies. There is no equivalent of the Al-Qaeda, without the terrorism, for _________ across Muslim-majority societies. There are no ideas and narratives and leaders and symbols advocating the democratic culture on the ground. So that begs the next question. Why is it that extremist organizations, whether of the far-right or of the ________ extremism — Islamism _______ those who wish to impose one version of Islam over the rest of society — why is it that they are succeeding in __________ in a globalized way, whereas those who ______ to democratic culture are falling behind? And I believe that's for four reasons. I believe, number one, it's complacency. Because those who aspire to democratic culture are in power, or have societies that are _______ globalized, powerful societies, ________ countries. And that level of complacency means they don't feel the need to advocate for that culture.

Solution

  1. globalized
  2. leading
  3. powerful
  4. aspire
  5. organizing
  6. democracy
  7. meaning
  8. islamist
  9. grassroots

Original Text

One of the problems we're facing is, in my view, that there are no globalized, youth-led, grassroots social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies. There is no equivalent of the Al-Qaeda, without the terrorism, for democracy across Muslim-majority societies. There are no ideas and narratives and leaders and symbols advocating the democratic culture on the ground. So that begs the next question. Why is it that extremist organizations, whether of the far-right or of the Islamist extremism — Islamism meaning those who wish to impose one version of Islam over the rest of society — why is it that they are succeeding in organizing in a globalized way, whereas those who aspire to democratic culture are falling behind? And I believe that's for four reasons. I believe, number one, it's complacency. Because those who aspire to democratic culture are in power, or have societies that are leading globalized, powerful societies, powerful countries. And that level of complacency means they don't feel the need to advocate for that culture.

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