Zuhdi Jasser: Media narratives around terrorism

By Zuhdi Jasser

This week I had the honor of being asked to participate in and speak at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. It was a fascinating meeting dubbed the “Davos of the internet world” and I had the opportunity to network with the online communities that may hold the key to disrupting the current establishment structure of Islamist and military tyrannies across the planet.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, I had the honor of joining a panel of distinguished guests to Web Summit to discuss “Choosing the Enemy: Media narratives around terrorism.” Parts were a great discussion, and other parts — especially the fireworks with the so-called “moderator” Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks — will reveal what we are up against in the polarized partisan activist communities which stubbornly avoid core issues with Islamism. Our forum pulled in a larger audience than most in the forum due to the debate that emerged.

The panel also included Bjorn Ihler of the Khalifa-Ihler Institute, and Sasha Havlicek of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, in addition to Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks.

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