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Mention 06 August 2013

Possible car bomb in Copenhagen

Norway's public broadcaster NRK reports on the discovery of a possible car bomb in Denmark's capital Copenhagen. A suspect vehicle was found rigged with cables and police were ordered to evacuate the area and a bomb robot was used to investigate the car. EFD's Lorenzo Vidino is quoted in the report....
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Mention 05 August 2013

Terrorist threats – or intelligence tactic?

Sweden's daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet features an article on the terror threat posed to US interests in the Middle East and North Africa. At least 22 US embassies closed in August after warnings emerged that an al-Qaeda linked attack was imminent and some senior US officials compared the situation to the days leading up to the September 11 attacks. EFD Senior Policy Advisor Magnus Norell believes that given the fragmented nature of al-Qaeda,...
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Mention 31 July 2013

Terror expert: Recruiters seeking new warriors in Gothenburg

Swedish newspaper features a story on the growth of terror recruitment in the city of Gothenburg. EFD Senior Policy Advisor Magnus Norell says that it is common for new jihadists to be recruited by their friends and through the use of social media. This is in contrast to the UK and Germany, where jihadists are often recruited at universities and mosques....
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Mention 18 June 2013

US and Russia divided over Syria

EFD Fellow Anna Borshchevskaya is quoted in USA Today on Russia's position towards Syria....
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Mention 12 May 2012

An Islamic reformer who can’t be silenced

In the April 5 edition of The New Republic I published an essay called “The Thought Police” on Islamist campaigns to suppress independent thinking, as described in a Hudson Institute human rights report by Paul Marshall and Nina Shea. My essay listed a great number of reformers from Muslim backgrounds who have come under threat or have actually been attacked, with the names drawn largely from Marshall and Shea’s study. I mentioned in pass...
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Mention 28 December 2009

Dr. Wahied Wahdat-Hagh quoted on protests in Iran

EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Wahied Wahdat-Hagh was quoted in the German daily "Hannoversche Allgemeine" on the wave of protests in Iran....
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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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