Terrorism & Radicalism
Countering Global Terrorism and Exposing the Islamist Ideology.
Terrorism and its underlying Islamist ideology pose a civilizational challenge to the West and Europe in particular. Beyond the immediate security threat of mass casualty attacks, the worldview inspiring terrorism constitutes also a major obstacle to the integration of immigrant communities.
A successful counter-terrorism strategy is therefore not only a matter of improving police and intelligence work, as important as those tasks are, but also requires an effective counter-radicalization strategy.
To defeat terrorism and its underlying worldview we can’t though focus only on violent extremism but must also tackle those groups that may officially reject violence and yet still propagate goals and values that are incompatible with our liberal democracies. It is their views and ideas that lead to the creation of parallel societies, thus undermining social cohesion, and prepare the ideological groundwork for the jihadis.
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."
After the Attacks in France, What Next?by Nita Lowey and David Harris The Huffington Post and Times of Israel January 13, 2015
AJC: Multiple Terror Attacks Wake-Up Call to Radical Islam Threat to France
January 9, 2015 – Paris – AJC Paris called for stepped up efforts to combat Islamist terrorism in France as violent attacks in Paris over the past two days expanded to a kosher supermarket.
“What happened over the past 48 hours was a shock to the...
AJC Appalled by Deadly Terror Attack on French Newspaper
January 7, 2015 -- Paris -- AJC is appalled by the terrorist attack on the office of a French newspaper. At least 12 are dead, and several of the wounded are in critical condition, after hooded gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “Avenge the prophet,” stormed the office of...
Do Jews Have a Future in Europe?
By Simone Rodan-Benzaquen and Daniel Schwammenthal
The Wall Street Journal Europe
11 June 2014...
AJC Transatlantic Institute Gala Celebrates a Decade of Engagement of Advancing U.S.-Europe Partnership
February 20, 2014 – Brussels – AJC’s Transatlantic Institute (TAI) celebrated its tenth anniversary with a gala dinner in Brussels. The evening was a celebration of the vital importance of the relationship between Europe and the U.S. "We are here tonight to celebrate our...
Counterpoint: Would Israel Accept NATO Forces in a Future Palestinian State?
Tommy Steiner, a Senior Research Fellow at IDC Herzliya, joined Joshua Goodman (Host), Daniel Schwammenthal (Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director, Centre for European Studies) to discuss the question of whether Israel would accept a...
AJC Concerned By Shortcomings of EU Oversight for PA Funding
11 December 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute is concerned by the European Court of Auditors report calling for an "overhaul" of EU oversight for its Pegase Direct Financial Support Program to the Palestinian Authority (PA).
AJC Welcomes Dutch Parliament Call to End Financial Rewarding of Palestinian Terrorists
4 December 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomed the passing of a motion in the Dutch Parliament calling on the government to pressure the Palestinian Authority (PA) to end its use of aid to reward terrorism.
Counterpoint: Middle East News Round-Up
Host Joshua Goodman discusses the bombings in Beirut, the state of lawlessness in the Sinai, a hot mic incident at the UN, and medical diplomacy with Jan Techau (Director of Carnegie Europe) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director of the Centre for European Studies).