Interview with Abdallah Abu Rahma
Creative resistance to barbed wire and walls
Afghan idioms and proverbs
"The arrival of the king leads to the downfall of the village"
Book review: "Jihad Paradise" by Anna Kuschnarowa
Desires and temptations in highly complex world
Profile: the Uighur civil rights activist Ilham Tohti
The moderate critic

Interview with Abdallah Abu Rahma

The phrase "Palestinian resistance" evokes images of suicide bomb attacks and stone-throwing youths. But the peaceful resistance movement in Palestine has long been a reality. The village of Bil'in has always played a leading role in these endeavours. Laura Overmeyer spoke to Abdallah Abu Rahma, co-founder and co-ordinator of the Bil'in Popular Committee against the WallRead more

Afghan idioms and proverbs

Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic nation with language rich in idioms and proverbs. These are an integral element of the country's culture, although less familiar to young Afghans these days. The German-Afghan Noor Nazrabi has collected many idioms and published a reference book in German and Dari. Kathrin Erdmann met the authorRead more

Book review: "Jihad Paradise" by Anna Kuschnarowa

Anna Kuschnarowa's novel for young adults tells the story of two young lovers who drift apart because of the religious fanaticism of one of the protagonists. It highlights the complexities of life in modern Germany for young people and the attraction of Salafism for lonely, insecure young minds. By Siggi SeußRead more

Profile: the Uighur civil rights activist Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti, a well-known Uighur and a moderate critic of Beijing's policy towards the country's Muslim minority, was found guilty of "separatism" and sentenced to life in prison last September, despite the fact that he has always worked to improve relations between Uighurs and Han Chinese and is against breaking up the country. A profile by Thomas LatschanRead more

Politics

Peaceful Palestinian protest against Israel's settlement policy in Bil'in (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Abdallah Abu Rahma

Creative resistance to barbed wire and walls

Ilham Tohti (photo: picture-alliance/Frederic J. Brown/afp/dpa)

Profile: the Uighur civil rights activist Ilham Tohti

The moderate critic

MK Haneen Zoabi (photo: Ulrike Schleicher)

The Knesset member Haneen Zoabi

Loathed, reviled ... and excluded from parliament

Palestinian youths engaged in street battles with Israeli security forces on 7 November 2014 in East Jerusalem (photo: Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

Attacks and unrest in Jerusalem

A third intifada in the making?

Society

Abdul Ghafur Brechna's picture "Sandali" in the book "Afghan Idioms and Proverbs" (source: Afghanistik Verlag)

Afghan idioms and proverbs

"The arrival of the king leads to the downfall of the village"

Abdelwahab Meddeb (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Emmanuel Marchadour)

The death of Abdelwahab Meddeb

A proponent of disloyal loyalty

Hassan Hanafi at a conference on reformist Islam in Marrakech (photo: DW)

Interview with Egyptian philosopher Hassan Hanafi

From Velvet Spring to military despotism

A harkis unit, Muslims recruited by the French for the battle against Algerian rebels, marches through an Algiers street in 1957 (photo: AFP)

60 years since the beginning of the Algerian war

National Fronts?

Culture

Anna Kuschnarowa (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Tim Brakemeier)

Book review: "Jihad Paradise" by Anna Kuschnarowa

Desires and temptations in highly complex world

The Jewish cemetery in Egypt, located south of Cairo (photo: DW/W. El Attar)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim's "Diary of a Muslim Jew"

An engaging take on a complex theme

Jabbour Douaihy (photo: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

Book review: Jabbour Douaihy's "June Rain"

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A "whodunit" without the "who"

Fadhil al-Azzawi (photo: Lewis Gropp/DW)

Fadhil al-Azzawi's novel "The Last of the Angels"

Topical, thrilling and entertaining – even after 25 years