Salient or Silenced
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As a result of several terrorist attacks on European ground in recent years, the political attention given to education policy has become extensively focused on ways to counter terrorism and extremist ideology. Previous classroom studies have shown that representations of religion in teaching and textbooks have a major impact on how students perceive and talk about religions and religious groups, and an interesting issue is therefore what kind of representations of religion students get in religion education (RE). In this chapter we examine how topics related to religion and violence, and more specifically religion and terrorism, are dealt with in education.