Ricominciare dall'Islam. Per una preventiva deradicalizzazione del fondamentalismo religioso

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Start over from Islam. For a preventive de-radicalization of religious fundamentalism

Marco Demichelis

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Governing change requires proposals that are not utopian and unfeasible, but concrete and feasible. In the last ten years, Europe has had to face the question of de-radicalization: in England, following the 2005 attacks, the government has set up working groups to make proposals to stem the fundamentalist tendencies in the country . Following the example of France, the creation of a national school for imams was proposed, as well as forums for the study of Islamophobia and extremist tendencies, as well as security initiatives - with somewhat questionable results after a few years, considered the massive flow of foreign fighters from England. The European Union, especially in this historical phase in which to accept refugees fleeing the war in Syria is both a duty and an emergency, has the obligation to set up de-radicalization programs in an intercultural and interreligious key. On the other hand, it would be more difficult to intervene in the neighboring Arab world, both due to the lack of methodological skills and the historical-critical approach on the ground, and to the risk of being perceived again as supporters of neo-colonialism. A possible reform of education in the Near East would encounter a double difficulty: the Islamist opposition would be joined by that of the autocratic rulers (the military, or the different local dynasties), who are reluctant to form "thinking" citizens. In contemporary history, in fact, dictatorship and education have rarely had common goals.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Start over from Islam. For a preventive de-radicalization of religious fundamentalism
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationEuropa e Islam. Attualità di un relazione
EditorsA Pin, C Pellegrino
Pages76-84
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Deradicalizzazione
  • Europa
  • Fondamentalismo
  • Islam

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