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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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The handshake-debate in Switzerland: far from a frivolous issue”  | Tages Woche

The handshake-debate in Switzerland: far from a frivolous issue” | Tages Woche

In this interview with Swiss Tages Woche, Ahmad Mansour talks about the enforcement of handshakes in Swiss schools as a reaction to the handshake-debate in Therwil. For the boys it wasn’t about rebellion or an act of defiance, Mansour says, behaviour of this sort requires exposure to ideology. That’s why it’s important to have a debate and make it clear that disregard for the founding principles of democracy and gender equality is not acceptable, regardless of religious affiliation.

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Interview with Ahmad Mansour: “It was to be expected that the threat is increasing” | Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

Interview with Ahmad Mansour: “It was to be expected that the threat is increasing” | Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

In this interview with Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Ahmad Mansour talks about political deficiencies that are hindering an effective strategy to prevent the radicalisation of young people.

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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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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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Ahmad Mansour was an Islamist himself as an adolescent | hr2 Kultur

Ahmad Mansour was an Islamist himself as an adolescent | hr2 Kultur

In this interview with hr2 Kultur, Ahmad Mansour is interviewed about the rising number of overwhelmed teachers in Germany who say they are faced with students’ voicing their approval of Islamist attacks and the actions of the so-called Islamic State. He elaborates on the importance and methods of challenging students’ statements by means of engaging them in open discussions.

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Psychologist Ahmad Mansour urges a rethinking in the fight against religious extremism | SWR2

Psychologist Ahmad Mansour urges a rethinking in the fight against religious extremism | SWR2

Ahmad Mansour was a guest on German radio show SWR2 Tandem. In reaction to the Europe-wide sexual assault cases on New Year’s Eve 2015, Mansour explains how certain educational methods and the suppression of sexuality can lead to an unhealthy social engagement between the sexes. With regards to his social work, he describes how the psychological concept of guided discovery could be helpful to young people.

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German Jews Fear Rising Anti-semitism Amid Mideast Refugee Influx | Haaretz

German Jews Fear Rising Anti-semitism Amid Mideast Refugee Influx | Haaretz

“Education can’t just be about the Holocaust and the Third Reich. Schools also need to talk about the Middle East conflict and anti-Semitism based on religious argumentation and conspiracy theories,” Ahmad Mansour is cited by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, in an article that discusses the fears of rising anti-Semitism in German society.

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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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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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