Tag archive for Extremismus

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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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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Jihad in Europe | ZDF

Jihad in Europe | ZDF

Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on ZDF zoom to discuss how young people become radicalised to the point of committing a terrorist attack. He explains how years of brainwashing can lead to a narrow worldview which for a radical mind justifies dehumanising others who do not share the same ideology.

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Bombs alone don’t help | Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Bombs alone don’t help | Neue Zürcher Zeitung

In this interview with Neue Zürcher Zeitung Ahmad Mansour talks about the dangers of a polarised society in the light of increasing radicalisation and why he thinks democracy in Germany is under threat.

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The “task of a century” | Die Welt

The “task of a century” | Die Welt

In this interview with Die Welt Ahmad Mansour talks about the attacks in Paris on November 13th and why the task of winning back radicalised youth is a task for society as a whole.

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Islamism gives the feeling of belonging to an elite | ZDF

Islamism gives the feeling of belonging to an elite | ZDF

In this interview with heute.de of German ZDF Ahmad Mansour speaks about the anticipated verdict against two German Tunisians from Wolfsburg, who went to war for the Islamic State.

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Killing in the name of allah – who becomes a terrorist? | phoenix

In German talk show phoenix Runde, Ahmad Mansour and the other guests talk about what it takes for young people to radicalise and even to become extremists.

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The attacks are a signal for defending Europe’s values | Berner Zeitung

The attacks are a signal for defending Europe’s values | Berner Zeitung

In the Berner Zeitung Ahmad Mansour talks about how the dangers of Islamism are often reduced to acts of violence, while the rejection of democratic values should already be treated as a red flag.

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The perpetrators are a product of this society | n-tv

The perpetrators are a product of this society | n-tv

In this interview with n-tv Ahmad Mansour talks about the fact that the assassins from Paris are members of European societies and that there should be no linking of the attacks to those currently seeking refuge in Europe.

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