In this contribution for the Parliament Magazine, EFD Programme Manager Alexandra Korn and EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann pinpoint the importance of empowering educators in the fight against radicalisation.
Daily Mail Online (UK)March 8, 2017
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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taz (Germany)March 3, 2017
In this interview with taz, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour discusses his perception of the headscarf as a political symbol. In the interview, Mansour explains that in his opinion, female teachers should not be wearing headscarves as they represent a patriarchic ideology, in which women are not perceived as equals.
Die Welt (Germany)March 1, 2017
In this interview with Die Welt, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour criticises a lack of strategy in the German government in terms of dealing with the prevention of terrorism, saying that “chaos reigns”.
Die Welt (Germany)February 21, 2017
In this article for Die Welt, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour discusses a recent court decision against the German Federal State of Berlin. Mansour criticises the adjudication of a compensation payment to a Muslim applicant for a teaching position who got turned down for wearing a headscarf.
The Parliament Magasine (Brussels)February 13, 2017
EFD Senior Counsellor John Duhig is interviewed by The Parliament Magazine; he highlights the challenge Western governments encounter with regards to the alleged Russian hacking.
Club de MadridFebruary 10, 2017
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.
Kirchenbote (Switzerland)February 2, 2017
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.
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)January 26, 2017
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.
DW Türkçe (Germany)January 25, 2017
In this contribution for DW (Türkçe), EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the EU’s radio silence following constitutional changes in Turkey.
European Policy CentreJanuary 24, 2017
On 21 January, the Turkish Parliament adopted a controversial 18-article constitutional amendment package aimed at transforming Turkey from a parliamentary governance system to an executive presidency.
TagesWoche (Switzerland)January 19, 2017
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.
radio bremen (Germany)January 12, 2017
In this interview with radio bremen, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour talks about the appeal of Salafist and Islamist narratives for young people, talking also about his personal experience of being radicalised.
SkyNews (UK)January 1, 2017
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the horrific attack that occurred at the Istanbul night club ‘Reina’, leaving 39 people dead and many more injured.