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Ed Husain - author and former Islamist

Zeinab Badawi speaks to the British writer and commentator Ed Husain, who is calling on moderate Muslims to reclaim their religion from the extremists.

Zeinab Badawi speaks to the British writer and commentator Ed Husain, who believes the gulf between Islam and the West is widening and that westerners see the religion as something to be feared rather than understood. He spent several years as a radical Islamist and then turned his back on jihadism. He has written about his own personal journey, as well as trying to explain why people join extremist groups. Now he is calling on moderate Muslims to reclaim their religion from the extremists, but is he oversimplifying a complex issue and playing into the hands of Islamaphobes?

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Role Contributor
Presenter Zeinab Badawi
Interviewed Guest Ed Husain

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