How Salafism Came to Europe | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, July 2016
Available here in English.
Ruud Koopoman’s original essay, “Der Terrorismus hat viel mit Islam zu tun,” FAZ, July 2016
• On the French Muslim community and the state, Al Jazeera, Nov. 19, 2015
• Background Q&A / FAQ on Terror in Paris, Religion & Politics, Nov. 18, 2015
• The complicated relationship of France and the Muslim world, WHYY – Philadelphia Public Radio, Nov. 18, 2015
• What it means to be Muslim in France, WGBH – Boston Public Radio, Nov. 17, 2015
• More scrutiny of those who go to Syria, and a long range view, are needed, New York Times – Op Ed / Room for Debate, Nov. 16, 2015
• After Paris Killings, Focus Returns to Muslim Communities in France, NPR – All Things Considered, Nov. 15, 2015
“…The birthplace of the Arab Spring offers a tantalizing third way toward Islamist participation in the democratic process: a Goldilocks outcome between Turkish majoritarianism and Egyptian militarism…” Click here to read the essay on Brookings UpFront. (Available here in Italiano).
“…Currently home to Europe’s largest Muslim and Jewish communities, 2014 France will be remembered as the year that record numbers of French Muslims and Jews heeded the old populist call to ‘love it or leave it.’
… Unlike Germany, whose postwar vocation included “mastering the past,” French politics never fully digested the impact of the last century’s colonial and wartime history on the current political position of its minorities. As a result, Jews and Muslims in France feel more victimized by discrimination than any of their European brethren – despite the fact that Jewish and Muslim community organizations enjoy excellent access to policymakers….”
Click here to read the article (October 2014)