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Ислямът: митове за заплаха на сигурността в Европа
Islam: Myths of a Security Threat in Europe

Author(s): Asen Kolev Asenov
Subject(s): Security and defense, Policy, planning, forecast and speculation, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Висше училище по сигурност и икономика (ВУСИ)
Keywords: risks; ethnicities; religions; Europe; security; terrorism; radicalization; Islam
Summary/Abstract: The topic of Islam is extremely relevant for Europe because it directly affects the security and existence of the continent. Before evaluating and analyzing Islam, one must know the theology of the religion, as claimed by the famous Islamic scholar D. Exposito. Glenn Beck takes an opposite negative position. All three monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – have passed through the stage of violence. Islam has a number of specific manifestations in European countries that must be taken into account as they are closely related to their social peace and security.