Tag archive for 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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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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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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Ahmad Mansour is honoured as ambassador for democracy and tolerance | Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz

Ahmad Mansour is honoured as ambassador for democracy and tolerance | Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz

During a ceremonial act, Ahmad Mansour was honoured as ambassador for democracy and tolerance by the
Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz – Gegen Extremismus und Gewalt (BfDT) for his longtime commitment to fighting extremism.

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Ahmad Mansour: A conversation with his laudator, former German Interior Minister Gerhart Baum | radio bremen

Ahmad Mansour: A conversation with his laudator, former German Interior Minister Gerhart Baum | radio bremen

In this radio interview, hosted by radio bremen, former German Interior Minister Gerhart Baum speaks about the decision to award Ahmad Mansour with the Carl-von-Ossietzky award. Baum stresses the importance of the role Mansour has played over the years as a point of reference for the German Muslim community during times of rising Islamophobia in Germany and the importance of the preventative work that he has been doing for years.

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Former Islamist advocates for democracy | Weser Kurier

Former Islamist advocates for democracy | Weser Kurier

Ahmad Mansour is interviewed by Weser Kurier about his commitment to democracy at the Carl-von-Ossietzky award ceremony. He comments on the hostilities he experienced from within the Muslim community following the publication of his book Generation Allah and why he continues to make an effort to fight for what he believes in, despite animosity and threats. „Only if democracy is steadily fought for, can it be preserved.”

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Markus Lanz | ZDF

Markus Lanz | ZDF

Ahmad Mansour was a guest on German TV show Markus Lanz. Together with fellow guests Dr. Edmund Stoiber (CSU), the former Minister-President of the state of Bavaria and journalists Florian Eder, Ulrich Tilgner and Nicolas Hénin, the panel discussed the 22nd March terrorist attacks in Brussels.

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Radically integrated | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Radically integrated | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

This article by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports on an event hosted by member of the House of Representatives of Berlin, Burkard Dregger (CDU), who invited Ahmad Mansour to speak about integration.

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What gender perceptions do Muslim men maintain? | Neue Zürcher Zeitung

What gender perceptions do Muslim men maintain? | Neue Zürcher Zeitung

This article by Neue Zürcher Zeitung reports on the perception that men from patriarchal structures are commonly considered a threat to society and points out some projects in the German capital, Berlin, that are working on this issue. One of the projects presented is “HEROES”, in which Ahmad Mansour works as a counselor.

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