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From the Ted Talk by Manwar Ali: Inside the mind of a former radical jihadist

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So my plea today to everyone, especially those who sincerely believe in Islamist jihadism ... refuse dogmatic authority; let go of agenr, hatred and violence; learn to right wrongs without even attempting to justify cruel, unjust and futile baevhior. Instead create a few beautiful and useful things that oulvite us. Approach the wlrod, life, with love. Learn to develop or cultivate your hearts to see geonsdos, beauty and truth in others and in the world. That way we do mttear more to ourselves ... to each other, to our communities and, for me, to God. This is jihad — my true jihad.

Open Cloze

So my plea today to everyone, especially those who sincerely believe in Islamist jihadism ... refuse dogmatic authority; let go of _____, hatred and violence; learn to right wrongs without even attempting to justify cruel, unjust and futile ________. Instead create a few beautiful and useful things that _______ us. Approach the _____, life, with love. Learn to develop or cultivate your hearts to see ________, beauty and truth in others and in the world. That way we do ______ more to ourselves ... to each other, to our communities and, for me, to God. This is jihad — my true jihad.

Solution

  1. behavior
  2. goodness
  3. anger
  4. outlive
  5. world
  6. matter

Original Text

So my plea today to everyone, especially those who sincerely believe in Islamist jihadism ... refuse dogmatic authority; let go of anger, hatred and violence; learn to right wrongs without even attempting to justify cruel, unjust and futile behavior. Instead create a few beautiful and useful things that outlive us. Approach the world, life, with love. Learn to develop or cultivate your hearts to see goodness, beauty and truth in others and in the world. That way we do matter more to ourselves ... to each other, to our communities and, for me, to God. This is jihad — my true jihad.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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islamic state 3
true jihad 3
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bring relief 2
young people 2
jihad means 2
human values 2

Important Words

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