Panel Discussion on Causes and Manifestations of Antisemitism Among Muslims in Germany
Is Antisemitism increasing with the number of refugees from Arab countries, as is currently feared in media and political debates?
We discuss with political, academic, and practical experts which manifestations of Antisemitism among Arab migrants and Muslims in Germany exist, what causes they have, which counterstrategies are already being tested in practice and which further strategies may be necessary.
- Dr. Felix Klein, Federal Government Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight against Anti-Semitism, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Community.
- Dr. Mathias Berek, Center for Research on Antisemitism at the TU Berlin. Berek is the author of the report Antisemitism and Immigration in Western Europe Today: Is There a Connection? The Case of Germany, published in April 2018.
- Dr. Muhammed Sameer Murtaza, Islamic Studies scholar and author of the book Schalom und Salam: Wider den islamisch verbrämten Antisemitismus (Shalom and salaam: Against antisemitism under an Islamic guise), released in May 2018.
- Dervis Hizarci, teacher and chair of KigA, the Kreuzberg Initiative against Antisemitism. Hizarci is also a member of the international group of antisemitism experts at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
- Dr. Irena Fliter, Lecturer at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin and director of the Shalom Rollberg project at the MORUS 14 association in Neukölln, which encourages interactions and exchanges between Jewish and Muslim Berliners.
Moderated by: Christine Watty, Journalist
Where, when, what?
Thursday 30 August 2018, 7 pm
Free of charge