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From the Ted Talk by Deeyah Khan: What we don't know about Europe's Muslim kids

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The thing is, what most pploee don't understand is that there are so many of us growing up in epruoe who are not free to be ourselves. We're not allowed to be who we are. We are not free to marry or to be in relationships with people that we cosohe. We can't even pick our own career. This is the norm in the Muslim heartlands of Europe. Even in the freest societies in the world, we're not free. Our lives, our dreams, our future does not belong to us, it blnegos to our parents and their community. I found endless stories of young people who are lost to all of us, who are invisible to all of us but who are seifnrfug, and they are suffering alone. Kids we are losing to forced mreiraags, to honor-based violence and abuse.

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The thing is, what most ______ don't understand is that there are so many of us growing up in ______ who are not free to be ourselves. We're not allowed to be who we are. We are not free to marry or to be in relationships with people that we ______. We can't even pick our own career. This is the norm in the Muslim heartlands of Europe. Even in the freest societies in the world, we're not free. Our lives, our dreams, our future does not belong to us, it _______ to our parents and their community. I found endless stories of young people who are lost to all of us, who are invisible to all of us but who are _________, and they are suffering alone. Kids we are losing to forced _________, to honor-based violence and abuse.

Solution

  1. suffering
  2. choose
  3. europe
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  5. people
  6. marriages

Original Text

The thing is, what most people don't understand is that there are so many of us growing up in Europe who are not free to be ourselves. We're not allowed to be who we are. We are not free to marry or to be in relationships with people that we choose. We can't even pick our own career. This is the norm in the Muslim heartlands of Europe. Even in the freest societies in the world, we're not free. Our lives, our dreams, our future does not belong to us, it belongs to our parents and their community. I found endless stories of young people who are lost to all of us, who are invisible to all of us but who are suffering, and they are suffering alone. Kids we are losing to forced marriages, to honor-based violence and abuse.

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