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Mention Markus Lanz: Expert addresses the connection between religion and terror
Mention 08 June 2017

Markus Lanz: Expert addresses the connection between religion and terror

This article by Huffington Post discusses EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour's appearance as a guest on German week...
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Mention ’Let’s bomb violence with compassion’
Mention 30 May 2017

’Let’s bomb violence with compassion’

This article by jetzt discusses an advertisement campaign of Kuwaiti mobile service provider Zain. In the campaign video...
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Mention This Israeli ex-Salafist is one of Europe’s most outspoken critics of radical Islam
Mention 26 May 2017

This Israeli ex-Salafist is one of Europe’s most outspoken critics of radical Islam

In this article, The Times of Israel echoes EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour in his call for Western governments...
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Mention Integration: experts believe debate about mainstream culture to be vital
Mention 04 May 2017

Integration: experts believe debate about mainstream culture to be vital

This article by Rundblick gives an account of a discussion on integration and German “Leitkultur“, hosted by the Kon...
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Mention Tips for teachers in the prevention of Islamism
Mention 11 April 2017

Tips for teachers in the prevention of Islamism

This article by Neue Westfälische discusses the development process of EFD’s Practitioner’s Guide to Preventing Rad...
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Mention How teachers face against radicalisation among students
Mention 07 April 2017

How teachers face against radicalisation among students

This article by Huffington Post mentions EFD’s latest publication, the Practitioner’s Guide to Preventing Radicalisa...
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Mention 10 March 2017

Islamism: Author Ahmad Mansour calls for more digital intervention to fight radicalisation online

This article by Allgemeine Zeitung discusses a talk given by EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour on the need for more digital intervention in the prevention of radicalisation. Youth must be reached out to on social media and made offers by mainstream society, a process currently dominated by Salafists....
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Mention 08 March 2017

The Muslim Brotherhood is creating a ‘parallel social structure’ in Sweden, aided by ‘political elites’ making it impossible to criticise Islam, government report admits

EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Magnus Norell is mentioned by the British daily newspaper, the Daily Mail Online, on a report commissioned by Sweden's Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), part of the country's Ministry of Defence....
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Mention 10 February 2017

Focus on hard measures might even have fostered radicalisation

EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann and RAN C&N Chair is interviewed by the Club de Madrid; he stresses the need for a critical evaluation of hard security measures implemented in the last years as they might be having a counterproductive effect....
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Mention 02 February 2017

A tolerant society has the duty to fight back against intolerance

This article by Swiss newspaper Kirchenbote gives an account of a discussion on the radicalisation of youth which took place in Basel, with the participation of EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour. In times where civil society is being destabilized and polarized, “we need schools that teach youth critical thinking and that allow for doubt and discussion”, Mansour said....
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Mention 26 January 2017

Italy is playing with fire

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour and Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Lorenzo Vidino are cited in this article by Süddeutsche Zeitung on Italy's citizenship policy....
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Mention 19 January 2017

Radicalisation help center: What Islamism experts think about it

This article in Swiss TagesWoche discusses a new task force in Basel, which has been installed with the aim of preventing radicalisation. EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour comments that contact points of this type should be embedded in a comprehensive societal strategy of dealing with extremist narratives and ideology....
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Mention 22 December 2016

Germany admits to its faults before the Belin attack

EFD President Roberta Bonazzi is mentioned by the French newspaper La Croix with regards to the dysfunctionalities present among law enforcement organisations in Europe....
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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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