Interview with Avi Primor: fighting the causes of Islamist terrorism

Avi Primor, Israel’s former ambassador to Germany and Director of the Center for European Studies at the private university IDC Herzliya, explains in conversation with Eren Güvercin how best to tackle the root causes of Islamic extremism.
He argues that the war on terrorism must be conducted together with Muslims, rather than against them.

The extreme forms of Islamism and terrorism, he claims, are not necessarily linked to the Islamic religion and its ideals, and it is important to highlight this. Furthermore, it must be understood where the terror comes from, perhaps not even by trying to convince the key figures of terrorism, but by solving the social problems of their many supporters.

Avi Primor has also published a book on this topic, “Mit dem Islam gegen den Terror” (With Islam against Terror).