Zgodba o radikalizaciji in kompleksnosti ekstremizma: Mubin Shaikh

Od islamskega ekstremista do tajnega protiobveščevalnega agenta.

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Mubin Shaikh speaks at TEDWomen2015 - Momentum, Session 3, May 28, 2015, Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, USA. Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED Mubin Shaikh shares his journey from Muslim extremist to undercover counterterrorism agent. Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED

“I initially celebrated the 9/11 attacks,” says Mubin Shaikh. “When the news came in over the radio that a plane had hit the building, the first words that came out of my mouth were ‘God is great.'”

This was not a natural response, says Shaikh. “Extremists are made, not born,” he explains.

Shaikh grew up in Canada, where he went to a multicultural public school that had warm, encouraging teachers; but on nights and weekends, at his Islamic school, beatings for mistakes were common. But it wasn’t until high school that he started down the path to radicalization. His story changed one night when he had a party while his parents were out of town. His uncle came over in a rage, and chastised him for having a party while his parents were out of town, saying he…

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