Contemporary militant Islam is prone to using classical Arabic literature to legitimise violence. This raises questions as to how classical Arabic traditions are represented and appropriated by militant Islamists. The idea of pre-Islam is a case in point.
In recent years Arab youth have received increasing attention, symbolizing a contradictory image for the West as either heroic anti-authoritarian protesters or radical Islamists. Neither of these images does justice to their local and complex realities.
Kunnen radicaliseringsprocessen eerder worden herkend en gestopt als er ‘meer ogen en oren’ in de wijk actief zijn? En wie hebben dan de meest geschikte ‘oren en ogen’? Maatschappelijke professionals, de moslimgemeenschap, of toch veiligheidsexperts?
In May 2014, Bishop Anthimos of Thessaloniki argued that "the major problem in Europe is not the financial crisis, but the penetration of Muslims." These words might epitomize a reservation of many members of the Orthodox Church of Greece towards Islam.