The religious and ideological factors of violent extremism

by Amel Boubekeur* Analysing the ideological dimensions of Jihadism is a controversial exercise. While the Euromed Survey was not primarily designed to tackle this dimension, some questions incidentally related to it and respondents were also offered the possibility of expanding on it in the framework of open questions. Many researchers, journalists and politicians find it difficult to accept that such violence can be politically or … Continuer de lire The religious and ideological factors of violent extremism

Libya: a race against time

par Hervé Pugi. While western powers attempt to fight evil in Iraq and Syria with bombs, the Daesh cancer is spreading to Libya. And although still contained, this terrorist tumour calls urgently for an appropriate remedy before the country wastes away further. we’ve gone to meet young libyans. « It’s obviously getting worse. Daesh is gaining people as well as power. » These are just some of … Continuer de lire Libya: a race against time

Mokhtar Belmokhtar: One-eyed man with a vision

by Hervé Pugi. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a Jihadist turned into a (quasi) legend by… his adversaries. Reported dead many times, Washington has put a 5 million dollar price on his head, and he is in the IS line of fire. All the more glory for someone who « dreams of only one thing: to die a martyr ». No doubt about it, Mokhtar Belmokhtar is hard to catch. … Continuer de lire Mokhtar Belmokhtar: One-eyed man with a vision

Can we live without islamists?

by Hervé Pugi. « It’s a dangerous word which makes more noise than it enlightens », here in the introduction is the precision that François Burgat never fails to bring. He is a researcher at the Institute of islamic studies and research (IREMAM) in Aix-en-Provence, when we approached the subject of Islamism with him. While specifying that it « would undoubtedly be necessary to learn to live without … Continuer de lire Can we live without islamists?

Salma Elloumi Rekik: “rebuilding Tunisia’s image”

by Hervé Pugi. With the dramatic attacks in Tunis and Sousse, 2015 will surely remain a black year for Tunisia’s tourist industry. However, there is no question of giving up. Salma Elloumi Rekik, Minister of Tourism and Handicraft, intends to take advantage of this crisis to give this activity which is so crucial to the country’s economy, a second wind. Scribouille went to interview her. … Continuer de lire Salma Elloumi Rekik: “rebuilding Tunisia’s image”