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Euro-Asian Jewish (EAJ) Policy Papers, No 5 (December 17, 2018)
Islamic Radicalism in Euro-Asia and its Possible Impact on the Local Jewish Communities

Organizations and movements that include some degree of anti-Semitism in their ideology belong to right-wing, left-wing, and Islamist (or Islamic radical) streams. This third component of modern anti-Semitism is widespread in Europe due to the activity of Salafi Islamic organizations, which control religious institutions and the Islamic education system, and people ideologically involved in the Muslim Brotherhood movement. The same organizations form the infrastructure of their presence in the post-Soviet countries, attracting more and more supporters through social networks. Today Sunni radical Islam, along with Shiite pro-Iranian anti-Semitic propaganda, which also takes an active place in Eurasia, is a growing strategic threat to the Jewish communities located there. The leaders of these communities and the authorities of the host countries should pay more attention to it, both in terms of creating an effective security system for Jewish organizations and studying and analyzing the social processes taking place in Eurasia in this regard.

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Expert on Islamic issues in Europe and Eurasia, researcher of radical movements in Islam, teaches at Tel Aviv and Ariel Universities.