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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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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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“We Muslims are not a protected animal species” | Die Welt

“We Muslims are not a protected animal species” | Die Welt

Ahmad Mansour spoke to Die Welt about the refusal of a Swedish Green Party politician to shake a female journalist’s hand. When a man refuses to shake a woman’s hand, it happens for certain religious reasons, Mansour explains.

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Preventing radicalisation: Silent vigils alone won’t help | Kurier

Preventing radicalisation: Silent vigils alone won’t help | Kurier

Ahmad Mansour is interviewed for an article in Austrian Kurier to discuss the necessity for Islamic associations to do more than issue press releases and conduct silent vigils for the victims after attacks. He argues that as long as they’re not making an effort to take action concerning an inner-Islamic debate, they are part of the problem, rather than the solution.

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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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AZ-panel discussion: Does Islam belong to Germany? | Abendzeitung München

AZ-panel discussion: Does Islam belong to Germany? | Abendzeitung München

Abendzeitung München reports on a panel discussion in which EFD Ahmad Mansour discussed various aspects of Islamic belief with regards to German society. The other guests were author Necla Kelek, imam Benjamin Idriz and talk show host Michel Friedman.

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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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Palestinian psychologist receives Carl von Ossietzky Prize | FOCUS Online

Palestinian psychologist receives Carl von Ossietzky Prize | FOCUS Online

This article published on FOCUS Online gives an overview of the work that Ahmad Mansour does and announces the awarding of the Carl von Ossietzky Prize for 2016 to Mansour for his promotion of democracy, tolerance and integration.

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The image of women held by men from immigrant families | WDR

The image of women held by men from immigrant families | WDR

In this report on German TV show frauTV on WDR Ahmad Mansour talks about the questionable image of women that prevails in certain understandings of Islam and how it is deeply rooted in patriarchal structures.

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