For years, the Islamism expert Ahmad Mansour has been dealing with radicalization: as a psychologist, author ("GenerationAllah") and employee of the Hayat counseling center. He criticizes the prevention work in Germany as too little structured.
CBA: Mr. Mansour, Islamic radicalization is a major ie. Is enough being done about it?
Mansour: A lot is being done, but it's not enough. Radicalization of youth is not just about preventing the next bomb. That's important, of course, but first and foremost we need to tackle the root cause – through prevention work. But in this area there is chaos: there is no national strategy, no clarity about what we want to fight, who could be partners in this and who is part of the problem. I miss this clarity as well as comprehensive offers and projects for long-term prevention work.