Susanne Schröter – Political Islam Wed, 16th September 2020, 8:00 pm Stress test for Germany? Lecture The majority of Germans believe that Islam does not belong to Germany. They associate the world’s second largest religion primarily with terror in the name of a ruthless God, the oppression of women and minorities, and a rejection of Western values. There are understandable reasons for these associations, which result from the rise of political Islam. Through the power-conscious and strategically skillful actions of its functionaries, political Islam exerts great social influence and increasingly dominates state policy toward Islam and public dialogue. What is meant by political Islam and how do we learn to deal with its consequences? Susanne Schröter is Professor of Ethnology at the University of Frankfurt and Director of the Frankfurt Research Center Global Islam (FFGI). In cooperation with the Secular Humanists gbs Rhein Neckar e. V.