The Reform Islam debate
Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!
Jordan and the Syrian refugees
Across a great divide
Essay by Rafik Schami
″To the haters, they′re all faceless Muslims″
Theatre and the refugees
Getting the ball rolling

The Reform Islam debate

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Calls for an Islamic Reformation are issued in the wake of every Islamist act of terrorism. But Muslims don't need a Martin Luther. What is needed is a reconciliation of Islam with the constitutional state, says Loay MudhoonRead more

Jordan and the Syrian refugees

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In mid-2013, Jordan stopped letting Syrian refugees freely through its borders and shut all but two of the 45 informal crossings. The current policy of only permitting the war-wounded to enter the country, while in itself commendable, is separating families and leaving people with disabilities and in need of constant care to fend for themselves in Jordan. By Ylenia GostoliRead more

Theatre and the refugees

No cultural institution is currently more intensively engaged in helping refugees than the German theatre scene. Yet it′s still rare to find refugees taking the initiative as independent players. The Silent University aims to change all that. By Dorothea MarcusRead more

Politics

Armed Polisario fighters in Tindouf refugee camp, southern Algeria (photo: DW/Nour Elhayet El Kebir)

Western Sahara – the last colony in Africa

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″Armed resistance is their only choice″

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) members says they are not involved in terrorist activities

Pakistan′s struggle with sectarianism

Enough is enough

Refugees in Dikili, Turkey

Europe′s response to the refugee crisis

"Ugly, feckless and dysfunctional"

Sadiq Khan, London's first Muslim mayor (source: YouTube)

Sadiq Khan′s London

Democracy wins out

Society

Syrian refugees at the north-eastern Jordanian border with Syria near Royashed Town, January 2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Jordan and the Syrian refugees

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Across a great divide

Prayer hall inside Duisburg′s Merkez Mosque on ″Open Mosque Day″ (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Skolimowska)

The Reform Islam debate

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Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!

Feminist author and publicist Alice Schwarzer (photo: picture-alliance/rtn - radio tele nord)

Alice Schwarzer: "The Shock – New Year's Eve in Cologne"

Curious bedfellows

Culture

The Silent University (source: YouTube)

Theatre and the refugees

Getting the ball rolling

Filming ″Dugma – The Button″: Paul Refsdal (left), Abu Basir al-Britani (photo: WDR)

Paul Refsdal′s documentary ″Dugma – The Button″

Push the button for Paradise

Egyptians queuing up to vote (photo: Nasser Nasser/AP/dapd)

Book review: Basma Abdel Aziz′s ″The Queue″

Disturbingly prescient

Sandaraa, the Pakistani/Brooklyn musical collaboration fronted by Michael Woodgrad and Zeb Bangash (photo: Sandaraa)

Album review: ″Sandaraa″ by Sandaraa

Fusion in the truest sense