Tag archive for Präventionsarbeit

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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Between disco and jihad | Phoenix

Between disco and jihad | Phoenix

This TV report by Phoenix examines the deficiencies of European societies which create the preconditions for the recruitment of young people by Islamist organisations. In the course of the segment, Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on issues regarding the prevention and countering of this threat.

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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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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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Muslims don’t need protection, they need societal debate | Berliner Zeitung

Muslims don’t need protection, they need societal debate | Berliner Zeitung

In this interview with Berliner Zeitung, Ahmad Mansour talks about the growing number of young people he encounters in schools, who are unable to harmonise their religious convictions with fundamental laws. Mansour expresses that it is essential to understand their individual motives to address the roots of the problem.

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“We must get the youth to think critically” | Deutschlandradio Kultur

“We must get the youth to think critically” | Deutschlandradio Kultur

In this interview with Deutschlandradio Kultur, Ahmad Mansour is interviewed about the rising number of Salafists in Germany who are willing to resort to violence and why consistent work with youth constitutes an effective antidote to this phenomenon.

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The goals and challenges of deradicalisation work | sicherheitspolitik-blog

The goals and challenges of deradicalisation work | sicherheitspolitik-blog

In this guest contribution on sicherheitspolitik-blog Ahmad Mansour explains why it is important to draw a distinct line between preventative and deradicalisation work. At the same time, he stresses that both approaches are interlinked and illustrates his analysis based on examples.

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Syrian refugees are worried about their reputation | Stern

Syrian refugees are worried about their reputation | Stern

This article in Stern magazine talks about the 2015 New Year’s Eve attacks on women in Cologne, Germany, and why it is important to have a balanced debate, look after the victims and avoid stereotyping.

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If we lose them it will get uncomfortable here | Fluter

If we lose them it will get uncomfortable here | Fluter

In this interview with Fluter , the young magazine of the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Ahmad Mansour is interviewed about the process of radicalisation among young people and the offers they receive from Islamist groups who radicalise them.

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Those who wait until Islamism turns into violence have already lost  | SonntagsZeitung

Those who wait until Islamism turns into violence have already lost | SonntagsZeitung

In this interview with the Swiss SonntagsZeitung Ahmad Mansour talks about the necessity for long-term prevention work, democracy classes at school and the threats that come with a rising polarisation of society.

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