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While some are ready to kill for religion, this Jamia Graduate is using true Islamic values to build peace

“When you don’t agree to disagree, you create space for extremism”. It took me longer than usual to comprehend what Basit Jamal said.  He continued “religion was never meant to be a roadblock, if interpreted in the right manner it’s the most peaceful way to resolve conflicts”. Within the first few minutes of the conversation, I knew that the interview would clothe me with profound wisdom. I saw it coming anyway. After all, it was all coming from someone who at a point of time was getting influenced by extremist people but then turned into a peace educator. He is now repurposing religion to resolve a global issue -War, Conflict, and extremism!

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