Inside the mind of a former radical 10 things you didn't know about 7 months ago   17:23

"For a long time, I lived for death," says Manwar Ali, a former radical jihadist who participated in violent, armed campaigns in the Middle East and Asia in the 1980s. In this moving talk, he reflects on his experience with radicalization and makes a powerful, direct appeal to anyone drawn to Islamist groups that claim violence and brutality are noble and virtuous: let go of anger and hatred, he says, and instead cultivate your heart to see goodness, beauty and truth in others.

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I'm curious what he feels about apostacy, the theory of evolution and what he feels is the place for women in this world. I feel as he does but it is easy to see yourself in people similar to you, more difficult to see yourself in the other. I know nothing about this man and this late in the day I lack the ability to search more. Youtube, let me know. I would like to like this man.
Ranjit Singh
should have stayed back as a prophet trying to lead others off the jihadist path.. not come back for tedx.. That would have been his atonement..
He is whitewashing Jihad.
MJ Anderson
That was a great talk. An honest reminder of the simplicity of being human
Elijah Holt
Graham is right welcome to moderate to conservative thinking.
Og bibi
This needs to be highly promoted
drc ula
Invader??is islam not an invasion in india then??????
drc ula
Why is he not in jail now??????can i have an answer. Al taqiah is his speciality
Midna Urthqua
Congratulations sir, well done!👍🏼🕯
From Muslims most trusted Hadith:
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith - 1.24
Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah."
Haris_the_ Bosniak
Chechnya was against Russians not muslims
Neil P71
Every Muslim is raised to embrace the concept of Self-sacrifice and martyrdom. You can't just simply ignore or deny this concept of martyrdom every Muslim believes in. Yes, Jihad is indeed one of the most recognized concepts in Islam. Seeking martyrdom while fighting enemies of Islam is a goal every Muslim prays to achieve in this life. Muslims are raised not to fear death, rather embrace it and ask Allah for the opportunity to die as a martyr. This man is a reject and is trying to convince the audience he no longer believes in martyrdom. Martyrdom to Muslims is similar to the cross to Christians. A Christian questioning the Cross is similar to a Muslim questioning martyrdom and the rewards granted by Allah to martyrs.
Neil P71
The Holy Quran and Islam as a religion are tools bad guys, terrorists, use to promote their ideology to advance their political goals. It's similar to guns that can be used by bad guys, lone wolf attackers, to carry out mass shootings type of an attack against civilians.
Neil P71
Ya, try giving this speech to radical jihadists around the world. This is the problem, Muslims feeling guilty ad feer going to prison for many years automatically start making/giving speeches to non-Muslims (Americans and civilians around the world) to show authorities they no longer are terrorists and at the same time get paid. This Muslim and others should try preaching to radical jihadists, not Americans.
Neil P71
Another Muslim trying to sugar coat the term Islamic Jihad. Yes, Islamic jihad includes different forms but it also includes the use of violence to target and kill enemies of Islam.
User 18725436
God is Santa for adults 😂😂😂
Doctor Jones
I'm not sure whether this guy rose out of his chaotic life because of he found the true meaning of jihad, or because he found good meaning in spite of jihad.
What a great man
Jihad Countermeasures
The muslims that are not in the field with guns are the most dangerous jihadists, like this guy. He lies and deceives his way into non-muslim societies and destroys the non-muslim society from within. In almost all cases, jihad in the muslim society means a war against the non-muslim. BTW, all friendly or peaceful verses in the unholy qur`an are abrogated by Muhammad via the verses of abrogation and this jihadist in this video knows it too. There is only hostility towards the Kafir.

Unabrogated verse--> Qur’an (8:12) –” [Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, "I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed (Muslims). I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved(non-Muslims and Muhammadan hypocrites), so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip." (Use terrorism & cut the fingers and the heads off of non-Muslims & Hypocrites)

In the unholy Qur`an, newer verses override older verses that concern the same subject:
The verses 2:106 and 16:101 of the Quran are known as the "verses of abrogation".
Qur’an (2:106) - “We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?”
Qur`an (16:101) - “And when We substitute a verse in place of a verse - and Allah is most knowing of what He sends down - they say, "You, [O Muhammad], are but an inventor [of lies]." But most of them do not know.”
People are commenting on his beard. My parrot was watching this with me and he actually tried to pick the beard...
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