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Broadcast EFD´s & CEP´s new Handbook for teachers on integration and radicalization
Broadcast 05 April 2017

EFD´s & CEP´s new Handbook for teachers on integration and radicalization

EFD´s and CEP´s new Handbook for teachers on integration and radicalization is featured on German TV channel N24, Apri...
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Broadcast 25 July 2016

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Alexander Ritzmann on Sky News

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Alexander Ritzmann is interviewed by Sky News on German security policy after the latest terrorist attacks in Würzburg and Ansbach....
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Broadcast 06 July 2016

Islam, Students and the Media

EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi speaks with Usama Hassan at The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies conference on the relationship between Islam, students and the media....
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Broadcast 27 June 2016

Does Islam belong to Germany?

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 correc...
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Broadcast 16 June 2016

“Eins zu Eins. The talk Ahmad Mansour: Psychologist”

In this radio broadcast on Bayern 2, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour talks about his own personal background as a former Islamist back in Israel, his time as a student of psychology in Berlin and the multiple projects he is currently involved in....
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Broadcast 09 June 2016

Talking Turkey

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek joined the Global Markets Forum on live broadcast to provide insights on Turkey's political and economic outlook....
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Broadcast 30 May 2016

“Ahmad Mansour: ‘It’s not about the bomb’”

This contribution broadcasted by Swiss tv channel telebasel reports on the 4th Basel Symposium on Integration, where EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour took a stand on the Swiss handshake-debate (referring to the refusal of two Muslim students to shake their female teacher’s hand). “We mustn’t settle for those who want to teach us that this doesn’t have anything to do with Islam, with religion”, Mansour says, “we need an honest, bra...
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Broadcast 12 May 2016

Between disco and jihad

This TV report by German station 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, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on issues regarding the prevention and countering of this threat....
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Broadcast 23 March 2016

Markus Lanz

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is 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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Broadcast 24 February 2016

The Arabic deradicaliser

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is a guest on German radio show Eine Stunde Talk. Discussing his book “Generation Allah”, Mansour stresses that the radicalised youth he references in his publication are made up of young Germans rather than constituting an issue of immigration....
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Broadcast 15 February 2016

Ahmad Mansour was an Islamist himself as an adolescent

EFD Programme Director 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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Broadcast 10 February 2016

We must get the youth to think critically

EFD Programme Director 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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Broadcast 08 February 2016

Targeted by Islamists – how safe is Germany?

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour participates in German television show Das Duell on the topic of Islamism in German society, in which he debates the issue with Mike Mohring, a federal chairman for the German Christian Democratic Union....
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Broadcast 27 January 2016

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

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is 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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Broadcast 17 January 2016

Time for a new asylum policy after Cologne?

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is a guest on German television talk show Anne Will, where he discusses recent calls in Germany for a new asylum policy after the New Year’s Eve incidents in Cologne....
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Broadcast 14 January 2016

The image of women held by men from immigrant families

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour talks about the questionable image of women that prevails in certain understandings of Islam and how it is deeply rooted in patriarchal structures....
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Broadcast 08 January 2016

How do we deal with delinquent asylum seekers?

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is interviewed about the New Year’s Eve attacks on women in Cologne (Germany). He elaborates on prevalent problems with gender perceptions and how this is conditioned by patriarchal structures....
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Broadcast 04 December 2015

Why young people become Islamists

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is a guest on German TV show aspekte. He talks about his book Generation Allah and elaborates on the reasons why young people distance themselves from the values of the societies in which they grew up in....
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Broadcast 11 April 2015

What are you posting online?

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is featured on German radio in a piece which looks at ways to curb online radicalisation....
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Broadcast 24 March 2015

Jihad on their minds

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is featured in a documentary broadcast on German television about the biographies of young Muslims who have become radicalised and, in some case, travelled to Syria in the name of jihad....
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Broadcast 27 February 2015

Anti-Semitism — daily life for Jews in Germany

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on German news show heute-journal on the issue of anti-Semitism among young Muslims in Germany. In order to eliminate prejudice, Ahmad emphasises the importance of personal encounters and dialogue between Muslims and Jews....
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Broadcast 24 February 2015

How radical Salafists lure young Muslims

Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on German television about the ways in which young Muslims can be influenced by radical Salafists and the Islamist ideology....
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Broadcast 20 January 2015

The imams are both part of the problem and part of the solution

Following the Islamist terror attacks in Paris, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour speaks on German television about Islam and radicalisation. At a time when Germany's Pegida demonstrations are attracting an increasing number of supporters, Ahmad calls for a more sensitive debate about radicalisation, and stresses the need for a debate within the Muslim community about the some of the content of mainstream Islam....
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Broadcast 10 December 2014

The debate: how radical is Islam really?

In a series of debates hosted by Germany's Friedrich Ebert Foundation, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour discusses Islam and radicalisation with Ender Cetin, a representative from the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin, and Heide Oestreich, editor of the Tageszeitung newspaper....
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Broadcast 05 December 2014

Anti-Semitism today: present in the left, the right, and the middle of society

Following a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in connection with the Gaza conflict in Summer 2014, Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on Bayerischer Rundfunk radio about anti-Semitism in Germany's Muslim community....
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Broadcast 03 December 2014

Purity, honour, contempt of death: between tolerance and Islamic fundamentalism

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour speaks on Austrian radio about the challenges we face in connection with radical Islam. He states that the current situation regarding the militant group ISIS should give us occasion and space to engage in a debate about Islam....
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Broadcast 27 October 2014

Islamic extremists on the Internet

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on Germany's Deutsche Welle about extremist activity online, and the effect which this content can have on young people....
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Broadcast 16 October 2014

German ISIS supporter threatens Angela Merkel

Following the appearance of a video from the militant Islamist group ISIS, issuing a threat against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on evening news about the possible motives behind this. Ahmad states that messages such as these might be attempts from the fighters to gain recognition in Germany, and also to win the attention of other young people in the hope of recruiting them....
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Broadcast 15 October 2014

We are facing new challenges

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on German television about his own experience of radicalisation, as well as the challenge we face in dealing with this phenomenon in our communities today -- a challenge which is being made increasingly apparent by the number of young Europeans being recruited to the militant Islamic group ISIS....
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Broadcast 11 October 2014

Fighting in the name of Jihad

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on German television's 'Mona Lisa' programme on the phenomenon of young Muslims from Germany joining militant Islamist groups in the name of jihad....
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Broadcast 08 October 2014

Extremism among young Muslims

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour takes part in a televised debate on extremism among young Muslims on Deutsche Welle's Arabic channel....
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Broadcast 19 September 2014

How can radicalisation be prevented?

Germany's Forum on Friday (ZDF television) features a half-hour broadcast on EFD's Ahmad Mansour and the various projects he works with in Germany to prevent radicalisation and intolerance....
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Broadcast 15 September 2014

Challenging the Muslim image of masculinity

On the day he is awarded Berlin's prestigious Moses Mendelssohn Prize, Ahmad Mansour speaks with journalist Katrin Heise about his extensive work with young Muslims in Germany to promote tolerance, gender equality and peaceful coexistence, and to counter honour-based oppression and extremist ideologies. Ahmad also discusses his own experience of radicalisation, as well as the challenges of migration which he himself encountered upon moving to Ger...
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Broadcast 15 September 2014

Every second counts in the fight for vulnerable Muslims

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on Swiss radio about his personal experience of radicalisation, his ongoing work to prevent anti-Semitism in the Muslim community, and the pressing need for programmes to counter the dangerous narratives of militant groups such as IS and to encourage critical thinking among Germany's young Muslims....
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Broadcast 28 August 2014

A message of peace or a faith-based battle: is Islam dangerous?

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour appears in a debate on German television on the question of whether some interpretations of Islam pose a threat to democratic society. Other guests include Hamed Abdel-Samad and Khola Maryam Hübsch....
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Broadcast 28 July 2014

Collective trauma in the Middle East

EFD's Ahmad Mansour speaks on German radio about the collective trauma of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. He states that, in order for peace to become a realistic possibility in the region, Israelis and Palestinians have to have the sense that they have rational and reflected partners on the other side....
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