|Born July 31, 1961Salakta, Tunisia|
Books Psychoanalysis and the challenge of Islam
Similar Farhad Khosrokhavar, Rachid Benzine, Salman Rushdie, François Burgat
Le surmusulman fethi benslama rapha l liogier 2016
Fethi Benslama (born 1961) is a Paris-based Tunisian psychoanalyst. He is a Professor of Psychopathology at Paris Diderot University, and the author of several books about political Islam.
- Le surmusulman fethi benslama rapha l liogier 2016
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Attentats paris les racines de la haine avec fethi benslama
Fethi Benslama was born on July 31, 1961 in Salakta, Tunisia.
Benslama is a psychoanalyst. He is a Professor of Psychopathology at Paris Diderot University, and a member of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts. He has authored several books about political islam, including one about the Arab Spring. He has argued that radical Islam shares elements with religious cults, but he adds that it is partly based on a shared "Islamic identity myth" born out of the reality of war. He has also argued that terrorists kill for the sake of "jouissance," not to act upon suicidal ideation.
Benslama is the co-founder of a deradicalization center for French youths who return to France after visiting Syria. In the wake of the 2016 Nice attack, he called for the press to stop publishing the pictures and names of terrorists to avoid their "glorification".