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Lesson Plan March 14, 2016

Preventing Radicalization of Muslim Youth in Sweden


  1. What are some things taught in Muslim religious schools? Circle anything you are not familiar with to remind you to look them up later.
  2. What is Daesh?
  3. What percentage of Malmo, Sweden’s population is Muslim?
  4. Why do you think the author includes the following sentence: “Young women in expensive-looking hijabs strolled by in pairs or with baby carriages, while blond, tattooed hipsters fussed with their smartphones.”
  5. In the article, Gemila Al-Kuraishi says, "We have to respect them. Most of them have been working since they were 8 or 9. Sure, they've been through things we can't imagine. But they don't need to be saved. They need tools." What does she mean by this statement? What is the difference between feeling sorry for someone and respecting them?
  6. What percentage of Sweden’s population is Muslim?
  7. According to the article, why are Muslims in Sweden becoming more susceptible to radicalization?
  8. What strategies have some Muslims employed in Rosengard to more deeply integrate into the Swedish community?

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