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hting extremism with actors. A Belgian playwright is bringing his experience for radicalization to the stage. The dark comedy attempting to shine a light to on extremism.>>
It was not meant to be current. It was not meant to reach out to young people. And when the media says to me you were a visionary, I respond, no I was outdated. I wrote a thing of the past. Called Jihad, the play for those three young Belgians who head to Syria to fight alongside other jihadist's.
And the story comes close to home. Saeedi recounts his exposure to extreme views in the Brussels district of Schaerbeek. It's an area that has recently become synonymous with homegrown radicalization, linked to the networks behind the Brussels and Paris attacks. Back in the 90s, he says he was approached to travel to Iraq.
>> The work being applauded in Belgium and further afield. France's education secretary calling it a tool to prevent radicalization. A small step perhaps towards the final curtain for violent Jihad itself.