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A former Islamic extremist says the terror attack in Brussels represents the most recent example of "the global jihadist insurgency."

Maajid Nawaz, a former member of the radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, pointed out on Fox and Friends this morning that there have already been other jihadist attacks this month in Turkey, Pakistan, Mali, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast.

He said this points to the size and global scope of the problem, nothing that the fight against radical Islamic terror will be both an ideological and military battle.

He said that his journey away from radical Islam began when he became closer with Islamists and Islamist thinking, which left him disillusioned.

"I eventually came to the conclusion that I wanted nothing to do with that," Nawaz said.

How do we fix this problem? Steve Doocy asked.

Nawaz said the first step is to identify the problem and define it as the "Islamist ideology." Then, we must challenge it ideologically and militarily.

"I fear that currently with the president's policy, that simply is just not happening."

Watch the full interview above.

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