Privatizing the world: How religion generates terror against “Western values”

Von   13. Juni 2016

Do we take IS-terrorists for religious, spiritual people? How can we criticize them and their relationship to religion without throwing suspicion on Muslims, or religions as a whole; but also without denying that their actions are somehow connected to religion?

The attacks in New York, Madrid, London, Paris – do they represent a new kind of politically motivated violence? Do they act on the principle of publicity, as the newspapers are telling us? And if one agrees with this idea, what is the opposing principle? Do we have to consider a struggle between the public and the private spheres? How is such a struggle connected to our western cultures? Do these cultures fail because we need new ways of connecting the public and the private?

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