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Mention 22 December 2016

Role of civil society deemed crucial in fight against radicalisation

EFD President Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by the Parliament Magazine on the need to empower civil society in order to have a long-term strategy to prevent violent extremism....
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Mention 21 December 2016

The use of a truck can also be a sign of weakness

EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann is interviewed by the Italian newspaper l'Avvenire....
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Mention 20 December 2016

Brussels shows support for Berlin

EFD Executive Director is mentioned by the German newspaper Deutsche Welle on the terrorist attack that recently occurred in Berlin....
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Mention 22 November 2016

Turkey and the EU: The end of the affair?

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek is mentioned by BBC News on the latest developments of the Turkey-Eu relations....
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Mention 19 November 2016

From Minnesota to Libya, Italy and Spain: the new jihadist hotbeds

The online version of the well-known Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera releases an article on EFD's latest publication: "Jihadist Hotbeds – Understanding Local Radicalisation Processes", edited by EFD Visiting Fellow Arturo Varvelli....
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Mention 16 November 2016

Part II: Could integration prevent radicalisation of Muslim youth?

Daily News Egypt mentions EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour on why youngsters slip into radicalisation. "Mansour calls for a social and political rethinking process of the phenomenon of radicalisation in order to prevent and combat ideological extremism. It is a process, in which everyone in society should take part."...
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Mention 09 November 2016

Tentative Europe reaches out to Trump’s America

"We don't know where America is going to go and what we've seen in the campaign is not inspiring," says EFD President and Founder Roberta Bonazzi in this interview with Deutsche Welle regarding the election of Donald Trump....
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Mention 31 October 2016

Could Integration Prevent Radicalisation of Muslim Youth?

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is mentioned by the Mashreq Politics & Culture Journal in an event report on the “Conference on the Muslim youth in Germany between integration, compartmentalisation and new ways”, organised by the Frankfurt Research Centre for Global Islam. Mansour called for a social and political rethinking process of the phenomenon of radicalisation, in order to prevent and combat ideological extremism....
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Mention 28 October 2016

A close look at the German Muslim associations

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is mentioned by the German Die Welt on the collaboration of the federal and state governments with Muslim associations. Closer examination is required to guarantee the compatibility of the associations’ understanding of religion with Germany’s liberal and democratic fundamental order, says Mansour. This requires a careful selection of those associations that can be considered as partners in prevention and...
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Mention 26 October 2016

Municipalities are preparing to receive IS terrorists with housing and grants

EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is mentioned by the Swedish magazine Samtiden on the controversial decision some Swedish cities have taken to rehabilitate former Isis fighters and other extremists by providing them with housing, employment, education and financial support....
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Mention 22 September 2016

Analysts: Expect visa liberalisation for Turkey by early 2017

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek is mentioned by EurActive on the issue concerning visa liberalisation for Turkey....
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Mention 18 September 2016

Manhattan, the Jihadist propaganda is silent on the instant messaging app ‘Telegram’

EFD Executive Director Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on the recent wave of violence that New York and Manhattan have witnessed....
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Mention 14 September 2016

Could Germany learn from Israel’s diversity?

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is mentioned by the American weekly newspaper The Jewish News Press....
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Mention 08 September 2016

Who thinks for himself won’t be radicalised

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour gave a keynote speech at an event hosted by the business association Unternehmerverbände Niedersachsen e.V.,which aimed at suggesting ways of integrating refugees into German society....
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Mention 07 September 2016

Not being laughed at

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is mentioned by the German taz on his laudatory speech for this year’s recipient of the Moses-Mendelssohn-Prize, Jérôme Boateng....
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Mention 04 September 2016

UK courts should be able to issue Islamic divorces, sharia expert says

EFD Senior Fellow Elham Manea is mentioned by the British newspaper The Guardian on her efforts to ban Sharia courts in the UK....
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Mention 02 September 2016

George Washington University hires former al-Qaeda recruiter

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is mentioned by The News....
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Mention 01 September 2016

George Washington University hires a former al-Qaeda recruiter

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is interviewed by the Washington Post....
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Mention 01 September 2016

Islam Expert: The Central Council of Muslims in Germany is complicit in radicalisation

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour is mentioned by The Huffington Post on his holding the Muslim associations co-responsible for the radicalisation of Muslims in Germany....
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Mention 01 September 2016

Turkey’s Fight Against Kurds in Syria Possible Due to Deal With Russia

“Turkish jets were not even allowed in Syria after the downing of the Russian jet in 2015,” said EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek in an interview to the Epoch Times regarding Turkey's military operations in Syria....
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Mention 31 August 2016

“We’re not being clear on which values we want to convey”

Only if we engage in a dialogue about the values of our society will we be able to convey to immigrants what behaviour our society can tolerate, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour notes in this interview with Deutschlandfunk....
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Mention 31 August 2016

Former Al Qaeda extremist will join George Washington University’s program studying terrorism

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is interviewed by the Daily News....
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Mention 30 August 2016

Dr Bakary Sambe on the double citizenship debate – a debate made of policy strategies

During the preparations of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, which will be held in Mali next September, EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe has described as regrettable and nonsense the controversy about the double citizenship of the candidates in Senegal’s presidential election....
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Mention 03 August 2016

Conference: evolving shades of jihadism – ISIS in Europe

At the conference 'ISIS in Europe' a panel of scholars and security experts tackled the interlinked issues of jihadi radicalization and terrorism in Europe from both a sociological and security perspective....
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Mention 02 August 2016

May needs to wake up to the reality of Sharia

While she was home secretary, Theresa May set up an independent inquiry into the operation of Islamic law in the UK as administered by Sharia courts or councils....
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Mention 01 August 2016

London conference calls for challenging organisations using Islam for their political goals

Dr Lorenzo Vidino, EFD Senior Policy Advisor and Director of the Program on Extremism at the George Washington University's Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, provided a telling example from Italy where government is putting sufficient resources into counter-extremism but that these a focussed on a hard approach to punish suspects...
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Mention 29 July 2016

Germany: Welcome wears thin

Experts fear Germans could fall into the Isis trap by turning against refugees. “If we overreact, we risk pushing Muslims into the arms of radical Islamist ideologies,” says Alexander Ritzmann....
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Mention 27 July 2016

Fresh concerns raised about Sharia Courts in Britain

EFD Senior Fellow Elham Manea was due to testify before the inquiry on July 27th 2016, but released a statement where she explains her reasons not to provide evidence, which has been reported by the The News Hub....
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Mention 25 July 2016

Mass killing of elephants: Will the EU go on turning a blind eye?

Every year, 30,000 elephants are killed for their tusks according to Fondation Franz Weber, a Swiss-based NGO campaigning against the ivory trade for over 40 years, writes Willy Fautre....
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Mention 21 July 2016

What the Failed Coup Means for Democracy in Turkey

EFD Senior Policy Advisor comments on the recent Turkey coup attempt: “We need to see whether they are all linked to this coup attempt in Turkey or Erdogan is using this as an opportunity indeed to crack down on all opposition figures within the state apparatus and different organizations"....
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Mention 19 July 2016

Norell: “Similar attacks have happened”

EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell comments on the events that occurred in Nice on 14 July 2016, where a 31-year old man steered a truck at full speed through the crowd during the French National Day celebrations....
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Mention 18 July 2016

EU accused of ‘dragging its feet’ over illegal #ivory trade

EFD Senior Counsellor is mentioned by EU Reporter on wildlife trafficking and illegal ivory trade....
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Mention 15 July 2016

EU-wide condemnation of Bastille Day terrorist attacks in Nice

EFD Executive Director Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by The Parliament Magazine on the attack which occurred in the French city of Niece....
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Mention 15 July 2016

It is time to reckon with the various shades of Jihad à la carte

«Self criticism, either personal or collectively, is a value and a practice that does not resonate well among Muslims. They tend to protect the members of the communities, the group they are part of and the reputation of their religion» said EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo to Vita International....
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Mention 14 July 2016

Alfano’s manoeuvre “transparency for mosques” divides the Italian Sunni community

The Italian Minister of Interior Angelino Alfano is backing a proposal to guarantee that only certified imams will be able to preach in Italian mosques; sermons must be translated into Italian....
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Mention 04 July 2016

Germany harbors 300 Hamas, 950 Hezbollah members and activists

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Alexander Ritzmann is mentioned by the well known Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post regarding the influence of Hamas and Hezbollah in Europe....
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