Following a press briefing held by the European Foundation for Democracy on preventing radicalisation in Italy, with EFD Senior Fellow Dr Valentina Colombo as the main speaker, the Italian news agency Agenzia Giornalistica Italiana (AGI) issued a press release with Colombo’s statements.
EDUCATIONMA & PhD, Islamic Studies, Orientale University of Naples (Italy)
BA, Arabic Language and Literature, Catholic University of Milan (Italy)
CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: valentina.colombo [AT] europeandemocracy.eu
LANGUAGESArabic, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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The Parliament Magazine (Belgium)October 5, 2016
“In a recent report, the European Foundation for Democracy and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies ( ISPI ) analysed some of the key hotbeds of jihadist radicalisation, in a bid to better understand the root-causes, triggers and dynamics of the phenomenon, and to suggest strategies to counter it.”
La Nuova Bussola QuotidianaSeptember 27, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo writes about the assassination of Nahid Hattar, a Jordanian writer charged with offending Islam after allegedly sharing a satirical cartoon on his Facebook page.
Il Giornale di Sicilia (Italy)September 8, 2016
EFD Sernior Fellow Valentina Colombo is interviewed by Il Giornale di Sicilia on ‘Rumiyah’, the latest version of the Islamic State’s magazine.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (Italy)September 7, 2016
In her latest article on the so-called ‘Islamic State’ , EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo explains the differences between Dabiq, the magazine used bu IS to spread their ideology all over the world, and Rumiyah, the latest version of the magazine
Il Giornale (Italy)August 26, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Valentina Colombo is mentioned by the well known Italian newspaper Il Giornale.
Grazia (Italia)August 25, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Valentina Colombo writes for the Italian magazine Grazia on the controversial decision of the French authorities to ban ‘burkinis’, the full bathing suit Muslim women wear on the beach if they want to cover their bodies.
Informazione Corretta (Italy)August 24, 2016
Through the online newspaper Informazione Corretta, EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Valentina Colombo gives a detailed explanation regarding the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Italy.
Il Giornale di SiciliaAugust 21, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Valentina Colombo is interviewed by Il Giornale di Sicilia on the latest bans imposed by the French authorities on Muslim women wearing ‘burkinis’.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (Italy)August 11, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Dr Valentina Colombo expresses her concerns regarding a petition launched and signed by many within the Muslim community in Italy, a petition that Dr. Colombo claims to raise many issues.
La Nuova Bussola QuotidianaAugust 4, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Valentina Colombo explains that many Quranic verses can be misinterpreted and misleading.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (Italy)August 1, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo comments on the latest (15th) issue of the Islamic State’s propaganda magazine, Dabiq, titled “Break the Cross”.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (Italy)July 28, 2016
“The latest terror attack that struck Europe, the first that brutally aimed at killing a priest, but the last of a long series of attacks, must lead us to reflect on what has happened,its root causes, its consequences, the mistakes that were made, which cannot ever be repeated. Two Muslim intellectuals have lodged appeals that go precisely in this direction”.
Il Giornale.it (Italy)July 27, 2016
“The attack occurred in a church near the French city of Rouen, which left one priest dead, demonstrates once more how unprepared we are to deal with the ‘extremism emergency’ “.
Informazione Corretta (Italy)July 25, 2016
After the military coup attempt that led Turkey into a political turmoil, EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo recommends the Italian government to adopt a harder line with mosques that accept funding from other countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.