From the classroom to the Jihad?

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A panel discussion about young Muslim extremists in Germany.

The radical Islamism reached a new dimension, due to the violent crimes by the Islamic State. The terror attacks in Paris and Brussels showed us that the danger of Islamist radicalism has already reached Europe. More and more youths become radicalised in Germany, too, and reject die democratic values of our society. Some of them sympathize with the political salafism and are willing to go on jihad. Why are these young people susceptible to religious ideologies, conspiracy theories and inhuman ideas? Which methods of recruiting are they falling for? And what role do the social media play? We are facing a tremendous challenge: How can we bring those Teenagers back into our society? To counter the growing radicalization, politics and education institutes are just as challenged as Muslim societies and families. How can we act preemptively, and what measures of de-radicalization have proved successful, when the time for prevention has already passed? This and other questions are to be enlightened and discussed from different perspectives.
In the series “The academy as guest of…”, the Bavarian Academy of the Sciences since 2012 yearly together with a Bavarian university hosts a public panel discussion dealing with an up-to-date topic off science and research. After Würzburg, Augsburg, Bayreuth and Regensburg, 2016 the Academy is to visit the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Panel discussion on 10th June, 5pm

Lecturers: Mohamed Abu El-Qomsan (Chairman of the Islamic religious community Erlangen), Korhan Erdön (Violence Prevention Network) and Dr. Christiane Nischler-Leibl (Bavarian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Family and Integration)

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Mathias Rohe (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Wassersaal in der Orangerie
Schlossplatz 1
91054 Erlangen

Admission is free, please enrol: