The extreme violence of the jihadist Islamic State group has intensified the debate in Europe over radical Islam.
The question in this edition of Utalk is from Romain in Paris:
“Offences by the self-proclaimed Islamic State organisation convey a very negative image of Islam, especially in European countries with large Muslim populations such as France. How can we avoid the frequent confusion between Islam and radical Islam?”
The response comes from Jocelyne Cesari, Professor at Georgetown University and Director of the Islam in the West Program at Harvard University. Author of “The Awakening of Muslim Democracy: Religion, Modernity and the State” (Cambridge University Press, 2014):
Excerpt: See URL http://www.euronews.com/2014/10/03/don-t-confuse-islam-with-islamism/