Interviews

Interview Strasbourg Attack: Demir Murat Seyrek on Medyascope
Interview 13 December 2018

Strasbourg Attack: Demir Murat Seyrek on Medyascope

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek, interviewed by Medyascope, discusses the Strasbourg attack and radical id...
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Interview Strasbourg Attack: Roberta Bonazzi on France 24
Interview 12 December 2018

Strasbourg Attack: Roberta Bonazzi on France 24

EFD President Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by France 24 in the aftermath of the Strasbourg terrorist attack of 11 Dece...
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Interview #Refugees: ‘There is much good practice, including mentoring programmes’ Duhig
Interview 17 May 2018

#Refugees: ‘There is much good practice, including mentoring programmes’ Duhig

Senior Policy Advisor John Duhig is interviewed by Eu Reporter on the launch of EFD's report on 'Refugees in Europe', wh...
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Interview Brussels’ Turkish Community: ‘Integration lies mainly with themselves’
Interview 23 November 2017

Brussels’ Turkish Community: ‘Integration lies mainly with themselves’

In this interview with Bruzz, EFD's Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek and EPC's Amanda Paul discuss why radicalis...
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Interview Markus Lanz 7 June 2017
Interview 07 June 2017

Markus Lanz 7 June 2017

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour is a guest on German weekly talkshow Markus Lanz. Together with member of German...
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Interview At the table with Ahmad Mansour, ‘deradicaliser’
Interview 31 May 2017

At the table with Ahmad Mansour, ‘deradicaliser’

In this radio interview with hr2-kultur from 31st May, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour discusses the radicalisat...
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Interview Preventing radicalisation by means of social work
Interview 24 May 2017

Preventing radicalisation by means of social work

In this interview with Deutsche Welle about the terror attack in Manchester, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour hig...
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Interview Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy interviewed by EU Reporter
Interview 16 May 2017

Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy interviewed by EU Reporter

Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy interviewed by EU Reporter: There is an urgent need...
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Interview A special kind of anti-Semitism
Interview 11 May 2017

A special kind of anti-Semitism

In this radio interview with Deutschlandfunk Nova, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour discusses anti-Semitism withi...
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Interview Dr Demir Murat Seyrek on SkyNews: the outcome of the Turkish referendum
Interview 28 April 2017

Dr Demir Murat Seyrek on SkyNews: the outcome of the Turkish referendum

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the consequences of the outcome of the Tur...
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Interview Elham Manea’s call on Switzerland to act as an intermediary for Yemen
Interview 25 April 2017

Elham Manea’s call on Switzerland to act as an intermediary for Yemen

In this interview for Swiss Info, Elhman Manea explains the extent of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen....
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Interview Many believe in a conspiracy against Turkey and Islam
Interview 18 April 2017

Many believe in a conspiracy against Turkey and Islam

In this interview with Die Welt, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour examines the question why many German Turks vot...
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Interview Turkey: more democracy and foreign policy needed
Interview 14 April 2017

Turkey: more democracy and foreign policy needed

n this article for Aki- Adn Kronos Interantional, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek explains why the Turkish...
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Interview The Scene In Stockholm A Day After Attack
Interview 11 April 2017

The Scene In Stockholm A Day After Attack

EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is interviewed by KAWC News; he comments on the terrorist attack that occurred in Stockh...
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Interview Interview with Islamism expert Ahmad Mansour
Interview 30 March 2017

Interview with Islamism expert Ahmad Mansour

In this interview with Neue Westfälische, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour highlights the necessity of breaking...
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Interview Civil Society Against Extremism – join the campaign!
Interview 16 March 2017

Civil Society Against Extremism – join the campaign!

Check out Alexander Ritzmann, our Executive Director, presenting the Civil Society Empowerment Programme....
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Interview 03 March 2017

A fatal signal from an educational perspective

In this interview with taz, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour discusses his perception of the headscarf as a political symbol. In the interview, Mansour explains that in his opinion, female teachers should not be wearing headscarves as they represent a patriarchic ideology, in which women are not perceived as equals....
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Interview 01 March 2017

Terrorism prevention? ‘We don’t know what we’re fighting against’

In this interview with Die Welt, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour criticises a lack of strategy in the German government in terms of dealing with the prevention of terrorism, saying that “chaos reigns”....
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Interview 13 February 2017

Russian hacking poses ‘existential challenge’ to western governments

EFD Senior Counsellor John Duhig is interviewed by The Parliament Magazine; he highlights the challenge Western governments encounter with regards to the alleged Russian hacking....
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Interview 12 January 2017

2 nach 1

In this interview with radio bremen, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour talks about the appeal of Salafist and Islamist narratives for young people, talking also about his personal experience of being radicalised....
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Interview 01 January 2017

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek on SkyNews – 01 / 01 / 2017

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the horrific attack that occurred at the Istanbul night club 'Reina', leaving 39 people dead and many more injured....
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Interview 27 December 2016

EFD President Roberta Bonazzi on France24

EFD President Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by France24 on the recent terror attack occurred at the Berlin Christmas Market and the security threats the Schengen area is now facing....
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Interview 27 December 2016

EFD’s Alexander Ritzmann on France24 – 27 / 12 / 2016

EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann is interviewed by France24 on the terror attack that hit a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin and the need to strengthen the cooperation between the different security agencies to prevent further attacks from being perpetrated....
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Interview 23 December 2016

The challenge of detecting the hotbeds of radicalisation

EFD Senior Counsellor John Duhig is interviewed by La Razòn after the terrorist attack against the Christmas market in Berlin....
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Interview 21 December 2016

Alexander Ritzmann Interview with LBC Radio on the #BerlinAttack

EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann is interviewed by LBC Radio on the recent developments regarding the Berlin Attack....
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Interview 21 December 2016

Alexander Ritzmann on BBC 5 Live

EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann is interviewed by the BBC 5 Live Radio channel on the Berlin Attack...
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Interview 20 December 2016

Alexander Ritzmann on France24 – 20/12/16

EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann is interviewed by France24 on the attack that occurred at the Christmas market in Berlin....
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Interview 19 December 2016

Children are free from suspicion and manipulable

In this interview with Abendzeitung München, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour discusses the case of a twelve-year-old who allegedly planned a bomb attack on a Christmas market in Ludwigshafen, Germany. This recruitment of children by terrorist or criminal organisations is not a new phenomenon, Mansour explains. Children have been in the focus of Islamists for years, be it Hamas or the Taliban....
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Interview 12 December 2016

DAS! with Ahmad Mansour

In this interview on German tv show DAS!, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour discusses why the so-called Islamic State holds a fascination for young people and how their radicalisation can be prevented or restricted by strong family ties....
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Interview 18 November 2016

The counter-extremism agenda

EFD President and head of the Counter Extremism Project Brussels is interviewed by Pan European Networks, a leading independent online newspaper, on global efforts to tackle radicalisation....
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Interview 30 October 2016

Islam expert refers to Salafism as ‘an ideology of violence’

Educators are left absolutely unprepared by their professional training to deal with the issue of Salafism in schools, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour explains in this interview with Neue Westfälische. We must invest into preventive measures to enable the teachers to recognise radicalisation through means of rhetoric, behaviour and mindset....
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Interview 18 October 2016

The ideology is stronger than a pseudo-state

In this interview with jetzt.de, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour cautions that the recent chalking up of military victories against Isis should not be equated with progress in the battle against the groups’ extremist ideology. We must continue all the more to fight Islamist radicalisation, Mansour urges, as followers of the ideology are increasingly prevented from leaving the country, raising the potential for attacks in Germany....
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Interview 13 October 2016

“If you want to commit a suicide bombing operation, you’re not going to kill yourself”

In an interview with Die Welt, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour comments on the suicide of suspected Isis terrorist Dschaber al-Bakr in a German prison....
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Interview 11 October 2016

Syria: the PYD is an existential threat for Ankara, nonetheless there will be no direct attack

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by Aki-Adnkronos International on the threat that the Syrian Democratic Union Party poses to Anakara....
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Interview 10 October 2016

Ahmad Mansour: “A child with a headscarf is abuse”

In this interview with Der Standard, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour criticises the lack of a clear communication of societal values by the German government. He condemns the prevalent cultural relativism that prevents open debate about certain Islamic belief systems and explains why headscarfs should be banned from elementary schools....
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Interview 27 September 2016

Muslims themselves must form German Islam

In this interview with Zeit Online, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour evaluates the achievements as well as the weaknesses of the German Islam Conference, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary....
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