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.
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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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.
Il Foglio (Italy)July 22, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Dr Valentina Colombo is interviewed by the well known Italian newspaper Il Foglio on Erdogan’s political strategy implemented after the recent failed coup attempt.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (Italy)July 21, 2016
In the aftermath of the Nice attacks of 14 July, EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo expresses her concerns regarding the global dimension the ideologies behind terrorism have acquired.
RDS (Italy)July 16, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo is interviewed by the Italian radio station RDS on the failed coup attempt in Turkey.
La Razon (Spain)July 16, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo is interviewed by the Spanish daily newspaper La Razon on the modus operandi of the Nice terror attack.
Vita International (Italy)July 15, 2016
«Self criticism, either personal or collectively, is a value and a practice that does not resonate well among Muslims. They tend to protect the members of the communities, the group they are part of and the reputation of their religion» said EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo to Vita International.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (Italy)July 15, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo comments the recent terror attacks which occurred in Nice in the early hours of 15 July.
Il Foglio (Italy)July 14, 2016
The Italian Minister of Interior Angelino Alfano is backing a proposal to guarantee that only certified imams will be able to preach in Italian mosques; sermons must be translated into Italian.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (Italy)July 11, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo condemns Italy for not prohibiting Muslim hate preachers from entering Italy.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (Italy)July 3, 2016
After the terror attacks occurred in Dhaka, at the Holey Artisan Bakery, EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo writes about the Quran and how it has been instrumentalised to wage a holy war.