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

03 December 2014

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. Ahmad calls for reforms to be made within the religion, stating that some of the content in mainstream Islam bears too much resemblance to the narratives present in more radical interpretations of the faith. Ahmad also adds that Islamic radicalisation has more to do with a powerful ideology and vulnerable young people than with class, education, discrimination or social marginalisation.

This interview is in German and can be found here.