Tag archive for Diskussion

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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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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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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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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“Women powerless, men machos, typically Islam?” | WDR

In German TV show eins zu eins on WDR Ahmad Mansour talks about the violent New Year’s Eve attacks on women in Cologne and other German and European cities as well as about the image of women in certain understandings of Islam.

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Leute | SWR1

Leute | SWR1

In German radio show Leute on SWR1 Ahmad Mansour speaks about the November terrorist attacks in Paris, the point of no return for those who radicalise and about the ways out of radicalisation.

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People who can think for themselves are immune to radicalisation | Lokalinfo AG

People who can think for themselves are immune to radicalisation | Lokalinfo AG

Local Swiss media reports on a panel discussion on the topic of radicalisation prevention work, featuring Ahmad Mansour. The article acknowledges Ahmad’s extensive contribution to the debate, where he warned that, at present, ‘the Salafists are proving to be the better social workers’, and that much more needs to happen in civil society to ensure that the needs of young people are met.

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Many points addressed, but very few questions answered | Facetten magazine Neukölln

Many points addressed, but very few questions answered | Facetten magazine Neukölln

Facetten magazine reports on a panel discussion with Ahmad Mansour which took place at a church in Berlin’s Neukölln district under the title “Islam — between youth culture, religion and politics.” Among the guest speakers were Islamism expert Claudia Dantschke, local Imam Ender Cetin and Member of the Bundestag Erol Özkaraca (SPD).

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Islam — between youth culture, religion and politics | Meeting point for religion and society

Islam — between youth culture, religion and politics | Meeting point for religion and society

Ahmad Mansour takes part in a panel discussion in Berlin Neukölln. The participants include: Ender Cetin (Head of the Board at Ditib-Sehitlik e.V.), Claudia Dantschke (Director of the Hayat counselling hotline), Kazim Erdogan (Board of “Aufbruch” Neukölln e.V.), Elisabeth Kruse (Minister for inter-religious dialogue and intercultural projects in the district of Neukoelln) and Erol Özkaraca (Member of German Parliament).

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Political debate at our school: young Muslims – outsiders in Germany? | Otto-Hahn School, Berlin

Political debate at our school: young Muslims – outsiders in Germany? | Otto-Hahn School, Berlin

The Otto-Hahn secondary school in Berlin reports on a panel discussion on the topic of “Young Muslims — outsiders in Germany?” The audience was made up of pupils from Year 11 and Year 12, and the speakers included Ahmad Mansour, Mehdi Chahrour (MAHDI Organisation), Ms. Siemes (Naumann Foundation) and two pupils from the school.

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