Salafism and Jihadism in Germany

New Book edits knowledge about Jihadism and Salafism in Germany

Salafismus und Dschihadismus in Deutschland

Cover of the Book "Salafism and Jihadism in Germany" (Picture: PRIF)

The attacks in Paris and Brussel have spurred debates on Salafism and jihadism in Germany – centering around potential threats they might pose to society and their role in mobilizing sympathizers. It is estimated that to date around 800 Germans have joined jihadist groups in Syria or Iraq. 

The anthology “Salafism and Jihadism in Germany. Causes, dynamics, recommendations”, edited by Janusz Biene, Christopher Daase, Julian Junk and Harald Müller, sheds light on roughly explored aspects of jihadist movements’ organization and networks. How do they recruit their members? And how do jihadists justify themselves and their actions? Leading experts bridge the gap between theory and practice by evaluating existing measures of prevention and de-radicalization. Salafism and jihadism is not only considered as a security-related issue but is presented as an interdisciplinary challenge for society. 

With contributions from Marwan Abou Taam, Claudia Dantschke, Aladin El-Mafaalani, Wolfgang Frindte, Rüdiger Lohlker, Ahmad Mansour, Götz Nordbruch, Daniela Pisoiu, Nico Prucha, Susanne Schröter, Riem Spielhaus, Nina Wiedl and Andreas Zick.

The anthology is available at Campus Verlag.