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EGYPTIAN-GERMAN SCHOLAR HAMED ABDEL-SAMAD: ISLAMIC EXTREMISM STEMS FROM THE CORE OF ISLAM; TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ISIS SUPPORTERS LIVE AMONG US

EGYPTIAN-GERMAN SCHOLAR HAMED ABDEL-SAMAD: ISLAMIC EXTREMISM STEMS FROM THE CORE OF ISLAM; TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ISIS SUPPORTERS LIVE AMONG US

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Thursday, 21 February, 2019
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Egyptian-German scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad said that "Islamic extremism and terrorism stems from the “core of Islam” – from its texts, its history of conquests, its founder, and its ideology – and that the problem does not lie only with the returning ISIS members, but with the “multiple layers of radicalization,” with which the governmental and Islamic structures are not equipped to deal. “There are thousands, tens of thousands, of them living among us,” he warned, calling to try ISIS fighters in international tribunals and to impose harsher punishments. Abdel-Samad, who was participating on a talk show on the Austrian Servus TV channel on February 21, talked about the dangers to the child’s worldview posed by the victim’s mentality, by violence in the family, by mixed messages on sexuality, and by the clash of cultures. He discussed the violence and lack of freedom suffered by Muslim women, saying: “How often has this imaginary god ruined people!”