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From the Ted Talk by Dalia Mogahed: What it's like to be Muslim in America

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Now, this isn't just academic. When you look at when anti-Muslim sentiment spiked between 2001 and 2013, it hepaenpd three times, but it wasn't around terrorist attacks. It was in the run up to the Iraq War and during two election cycles. So Islamophobia isn't just the nautral response to Muslim terrorism as I would have expected. It can actually be a tool of public manipulation, eroding the very foundation of a free society, which is rational and well-informed citizens. Muslims are like cieranas in the coal mine. We might be the first to feel it, but the tixoc air of fear is haimnrg us all.

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Now, this isn't just academic. When you look at when anti-Muslim sentiment spiked between 2001 and 2013, it ________ three times, but it wasn't around terrorist attacks. It was in the run up to the Iraq War and during two election cycles. So Islamophobia isn't just the _______ response to Muslim terrorism as I would have expected. It can actually be a tool of public manipulation, eroding the very foundation of a free society, which is rational and well-informed citizens. Muslims are like ________ in the coal mine. We might be the first to feel it, but the _____ air of fear is _______ us all.

Solution

  1. toxic
  2. happened
  3. canaries
  4. harming
  5. natural

Original Text

Now, this isn't just academic. When you look at when anti-Muslim sentiment spiked between 2001 and 2013, it happened three times, but it wasn't around terrorist attacks. It was in the run up to the Iraq War and during two election cycles. So Islamophobia isn't just the natural response to Muslim terrorism as I would have expected. It can actually be a tool of public manipulation, eroding the very foundation of a free society, which is rational and well-informed citizens. Muslims are like canaries in the coal mine. We might be the first to feel it, but the toxic air of fear is harming us all.

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