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Jihadism: A Generational and Nihilist Revolt

Jihadism as Nihilist Revolt The destruction of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq will change nothing about the uninterrupted radicalization of the French youth since the 1990s. Whether these youth were already Muslim or recent converts, this radicalism has …
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The Islamization of radicalism

Is France at war? Perhaps. But against whom or against what?     The Islamic State (IS) militant group did not send Syrians to carry out attacks in France to dissuade the French government from bombing them. The IS draws …
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Interview with the Islam expert Olivier Roy

The links between Europe and the Maghreb are stronger than many would like to believe. Politicians on both sides of the Mediterranean, in particular, are ignoring the emergence of a specifically European brand of Islam, says the French political scientist …
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Olivier Roy on Laicite as Ideology, the Myth of ‘National Identity’ and Racism in the French Republic

Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Professor Olivier Roy, Head of the Mediterranean Program at the European University Institute discusses the development of the concept of laicite in France, from its emergence as a tool for the management of diversity, to …
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Een goeie moslim kan best een goeie democraat zijn

Volgens de Franse wetenschapper Olivier Roy is er geen botsing van beschavingen tussen de’ islam en het’ Westen. Radicale jonge moslims grijpen niet terug op hun traditionele cultuur, maar ontlenen hun identiteit aan een neo-islam die ontstaat in het Westen. …
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