Ahmad Mansour

What we can demand from immigrants | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

What we can demand from immigrants | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

In this contribution for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ahmad Mansour and co-chair of the German Green party Cem Özdemir claim that the German government is not prepared to tackle radical Islam. Integrating the refugees in Germany is already a gigantic task and it is time to learn from the mistakes that have been made in the past, they urge.

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Islam And Integration, How The Seeds For Terror Take Root | Worldcrunch

Islam And Integration, How The Seeds For Terror Take Root | Worldcrunch

In this guest contribution for Worldcrunch, Ahmad Mansour highlights the connections between recent terror attacks in Germany and what he refers to as an “undemocratic behaviour based on cultural sensitivities”, such as the latest case of an imam denying his son’s teacher a handshake, because she is female.

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Those who are talking about fast-track radicalisation don’t have a clue | Die Welt

Those who are talking about fast-track radicalisation don’t have a clue | Die Welt

In this guest contribution for Die Welt, Ahmad Mansour talks about the terrorist attack which occurred on a train in Würzburg in July 2016. There is no such thing as ‘fast-track’ radicalisation, Mansour argues. The will to commit a terror attack does not simply manifest from one day to another. Radicalisation is a process that is facilitated by certain mindsets which are often deeply rooted in religious beliefs, such as believing that life is merely a trial for the afterlife.

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We can’t explain terror without religion | Tagesspiegel

We can’t explain terror without religion | Tagesspiegel

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour, in a guest contribution for Tagesspiegel, criticises the German Muslim Associations for diminishing the role of religion in extremism. Mansour argues that we must indeed look at the content of certain understandings of Islam, such as literalism or the tabooing of sexuality, which oftentimes act as catalysts for violence.

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We are not your toys | taz

We are not your toys | taz

In this guest contribution in taz, Ahmad Mansour addresses the obstacles to an open debate about Islam and to a constructive exchange with liberal Muslims living in Germany.

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Does Islam belong to Germany? | radio eins

Does Islam belong to Germany? | radio eins

This interview, broadcasted on German radio station radio eins, is an audio recording from the monthly political discussion series Freitag Salon. EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour speaks about the necessity to differentiate between different understandings of Islam when it comes to the question of whether this religion belongs to Germany. It doesn’t help that the political left prevents discussions about Islam in the name of political correctness, Mansour notes.

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Islam needs to reform | Tagesspiegel

Islam needs to reform | Tagesspiegel

In this guest contribution for Tagesspiegel about the Islamist terror attack on a night club in Orlando on 12th June, Ahmad Mansour writes about the imperative necessity of being allowed to criticise religion. “The tabooing of sexual issues is a problem in all patriarchic societies, also in Muslim ones” says Mansour and pleads for an understanding that Islam requires reform as well as a debate about sexuality, violence, authority, homophobia and anti-Semitism.

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Eins zu Eins. Der Talk Ahmad Mansour: Psychologist | Bayern 2

Eins zu Eins. Der Talk Ahmad Mansour: Psychologist | Bayern 2

In this radio broadcast on Bayern 2, Ahmad Mansour talks about his own personal background as an Islamist back in Israel, studying psychology in Berlin and the multiple of projects he is currently involved in.

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The handshake-debate in Switzerland: far from a frivolous issue”  | Tages Woche

The handshake-debate in Switzerland: far from a frivolous issue” | Tages Woche

In this interview with Swiss Tages Woche, Ahmad Mansour talks about the enforcement of handshakes in Swiss schools as a reaction to the handshake-debate in Therwil. For the boys it wasn’t about rebellion or an act of defiance, Mansour says, behaviour of this sort requires exposure to ideology. That’s why it’s important to have a debate and make it clear that disregard for the founding principles of democracy and gender equality is not acceptable, regardless of religious affiliation.

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Ahmad Mansour: “It’s not about the bomb” | Telebasel

Ahmad Mansour: “It’s not about the bomb” | Telebasel

This contribution broadcasted by Swiss tv channel telebasel reports on the 4th Basel Symposium on Integration, where Ahmad Mansour took a stand with regards to the Swiss handshake-debate (referring to the refusal of two Muslim students to shake their female teacher’s hand). “We mustn’t settle for those who want to teach us that this doesn’t have anything to do with Islam, with religion”, Mansour says, “we need an honest, brave and strong debate that seeks to understand the root causes.”

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