EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour is a guest on German weekly talkshow Markus Lanz. Together with member of German parliament Jens Spahn, Mansour discusses radicalisation and how certain understandings of Islam can foster extremism.
In this radio interview with hr2-kultur from 31st May, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour discusses the radicalisation of youth in Germany in the light of recent terror attacks. Mansour argues that the problem starts with a rejection of liberal democratic values and not just the actual readiness to use violence.
In this interview with Deutsche Welle about the terror attack in Manchester, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour highlights the signifiance of ideology in radicalisation and discusses the vital necessity of preventing the radicalisation of youth by means of social work.
Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy interviewed by EU Reporter: There is an urgent need for policy makers and the public to understand the threat that Islamist ideologies represent and the difference between ideology and the religion of Islam.
In this radio interview with Deutschlandfunk Nova, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour discusses anti-Semitism within Muslim communities on the occasion of an incident in the beginning of April, in which a Jewish student left his school in Berlin because he was bullied for being Jewish.
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the consequences of the outcome of the Turkish Constitutional Referendum of April 2017.
In this interview for Swiss Info, Elhman Manea explains the extent of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen.
In this interview with Die Welt, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour examines the question why many German Turks voted ‘yes’ in Erdogan’s referendum. His self-display as the strong man fighting evil powers responded well with many voters Mansour explains, who believe in a conspiracy against Turkey and Islam.
n this article for Aki- Adn Kronos Interantional, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek explains why the Turkish Constitutional referendum may lead to a ‘total change of the Turkish political system with grave consequences for democracy (..)”.
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is interviewed by KAWC News; he comments on the terrorist attack that occurred in Stockholm on 7 April 2017. He explains the different challenges that will be tackled in the near future in Sweden in order to manage this delicate situation. This interview is in English and can be read
In this interview with Neue Westfälische, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour highlights the necessity of breaking down the black and white world views of Islamists which they are transporting to youth vulnerable to radicalisation. Me must enter into dialogues with these young people and give them the sense that they are being taken seriously, Mansour advises.
Check out Alexander Ritzmann, our Executive Director, presenting the Civil Society Empowerment Programme.
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.
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”.
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.