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Cover Story The ISIS breakers: How moderate Muslims are countering extremism

New voices rise across the Arab world to prevent a lost generation from answering the jihadists' militant call in a message war crucial to the region’s balance of power. 

TAYLOR LUCK

Mohammed Zorgui is decked out in sweatpants, a teal Portugal soccer jersey, and a crisp New York Yankees cap. As he works the crowd in a smoked-filled cafe in Kasserine, Tunisia, he looks more American East Coast rapper than the Middle Eastern jihadist he once pledged to be – more Jay Z than Islamic State warrior. 

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