Sun, 02 Feb | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Radicalization of Muslims in Europe

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Radicalization of Muslims in Europe

Time & Location

02 Feb 2020, 14:00 – 17:00
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Room: A133, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands

About the Event

What is radicalization? What are the reasons and symptoms of radicalization? There are many diverging views and interpretations. Muslims from one country are more prone to radicalization than the other. Could it be that the people asserting their identities are often considered “radicalized”? Has the religion been (mis)used to serve vested interests of the ruling class

Aren’t Donald Trump, Geert Wilders, Matteo Salvini, Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orban, Jair Bolsonaro etc. radicalized?

This dialogue will help us to separate the myths from realities, and understand the reasons for emergence of radicalization - its past, present and the future challenges, in particular among young Muslims living in Europe, who are born and raised in secular societies. 

 

About the Speaker:

Ishtiaq Ahmed is a Swedish political scientist and author of Pakistani descent. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Government College University, Lahore. He was a Visiting Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) during 2013-2015. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Stockholm University. He is also Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. He was a Visiting Research Professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore and at the South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore from June 2007 to June 2010. He is member of the editorial advisory boards of "Asian Ethnicity"; "Journal of Punjab Studies"; "IPRI Journal, Islamabad"; and "PIPS Research Journal of Conflict and Peace Studies, Islamabad

Books:

  1. Pakistan Askari Riyasat: Ibteda, Irteqa, Nataaij 
  2. Punjab ka Batwara: Aik Almiya Hazaar Dastaaney
  3. Pakistan: The Garrison State, Origins, Evolution, Consequences 
  4. The Pakistan Military in Politics: Origins, Evolution, Consequences 
  5. The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed: Unravelling the 1947 Tragedy through Secret British Reports and First Person Accounts
  6. The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asia 
  7. The Politics of Group Rights. The State and Multiculturalism 
  8. State, Nation, and Ethnicity in Contemporary South Asia.
  9. The Concept of an Islamic State: An Analysis of the Ideological Controversy in Pakistan
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