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Mention 22 February 2008

Policy briefing: Empowering Muslim women? Opportunities and challenges

Irshad Manji, Senior Fellow of the European Foundation for Democracy was hosted by the European Policy Centre to discuss the "Empowerment of Muslim Women: Opportunities and Challenges." The status of women in Islam and the role of Muslim women in the world have emerged as key issues of global interest. Irshad Manji, a faithful Muslim, is the best-selling author of The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith, a book wh...
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07 January 2008

EFD EVENTS 2007

In 2007, EFD fellows participated in over 20 events throughout Europe....
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Interview 31 August 2007

Middle East: Terrorism expert calls for ban on Hizballah in Europe

Alexander Ritzmann, senior fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy in Brussels, discusses the reasons to have Hizballah declared a terrorist organization in Europe. A specialist on the radicalization of Muslims in Germany and Europe, as well as on Hizballah and Hamas, he is a former member of the Berlin State Parliament and a senior member of the Free Democratic Party in Germany....
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Article 09 February 2007

Modern Israel is a far cry from old South Africa

In the past year, a stream of thinkers across the West - from Australian writer Antony Loewenstein to US academics John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt - has punctured the usual parameters of debate about Israel. I, for one, welcome any effort to prevent ideas from calcifying into ideologies. As a Muslim refusenik, that's what I do by defying the conventional prejudices of my fellow Muslims. Why would I resent refuseniks of a different kind?...
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Article 23 January 2007

Bush could do with new ideas

Tomorrow, President George W. Bush will deliver his State of the Union address. The speech is widely viewed as his last chance to get it right....
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Article 12 May 2006

Moslem declarations against terrorism

In the below article, EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo points out that, in order to adequately fight Islamic terrorism, the “real culprits” should be identified. The very same Islamic religious leaders condemning terrorist attacks are often those who also issue fatwas against the Western and liberal Muslims. Therefore, “it is necessary to identify and distinguish between the real condemnation of terrorism, coming from the liberal Mos...
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