In this radio broadcast on Bayern 2, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour talks about his own personal background as a former Islamist back in Israel, his time as a student of psychology in Berlin and the multiple projects he is currently involved in.
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek gives his opinion on the possibility of Turkish politician Meral Aksener taking over leadership of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party and thus threatening Erdogan’s plans of changing the current political system into an executive presidency.
The Orlando shooting, which saw the massacre of 50 homosexuals, has re-opened the debate on the relationship between Isis and Islam, homosexuals and Islam and many other questions. EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo, professor of geopolitics in the Islamic world, has much to say about this incident.
Social media has fundamentally changed how we share information – now there are so many more ways of reaching people. Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are widely used, especially by young people, to stay informed in real time. However, some groups and individuals misuse these platforms to promote radical ideas and shape information for their own purposes. In the open space offered by social media, where identities can be kept anonymous or changed quickly, how can these individuals and groups be identified, and how effective are their strategies?