Islamist Ideology and Terrorism in the EU: Understanding the Threat from Within

Event

Thursday, March 05, 2015 16:00 to 18:00

Islamist Ideology and Terrorism in the EU: Understanding the Threat from Within

After Toulouse, Brussels, Paris and now Copenhagen, the threat of Islamist terrorism has taken center stage in Europe.   Much of the current discussion centers on better counterterrorism coordination and increased security, no doubt vital policy tools to deal with the immediate threat. But unless we understand the radicalization process that leads these young men to violence, we cannot hope to find the appropriate policies that will help contain the problem, let alone solve it.   This is why our expert panel will discuss the political ideology that motivates jihadists, how this ideology is spread and funded and why it appeals to some young European Muslims.   

 

Welcome and opening remarks

Arne Lietz

Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Panel:

Haras Rafiq

 Managing Director, Chairman of the Quilliam Foundation

 

Bilal Benyaich

Expert on Radical Islam and Integration, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 

Daniel Schwammenthal

Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute

Islamist Ideology and Terrorism in the EU: Understanding the Threat from Within

On 3 March 2015, TAI co-hosted with MEP Arne Lietz the panel discussion "Islamist Ideology and Terrorism in the EU: Understanding the Threat from Within."

Date and time

Thursday, March 05, 2015 16:00 to 18:00

Location

EuroCities
1 Square de Meeûs
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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