The workshop was organized by the Council of Foreign Relations in the United States, a nonprofit think tank that specializes in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, on 24 May 2017 in New York City. Watch the video here.
This article was originally published in The Berkley Forum on May 8, 2017. It is based on a talk Professor Cesari gave at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University on May 8, 2017.
Professor Jocelyne Cesari argues that the fear of Islam in France is fuelled by three political and cultural factors: War on Terror, Salafization of Islamic thinking, and French laicite.
This op-ed was originally published in the Middle East Monitor on April 1, 2017.
Since 9/11, and even more so with the atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, violence in the name of God is predominantly perceived as a “different” kind of violence, that triggers more “absolute” and radical manifestations. As a result, the dominant assessment of religion in world affairs, is that the scope and reach … Continue reading “Islam as a political force: more than belief”