Anti-Muslim sentiment in Canada and the US
Playing on people's fears
Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
A third way, yes, but one that acknowledges the complexity of today's realities
General election in Israel
Elections for nothing
The Nazi glorification of Ataturk
Ankara's shining star

Anti-Muslim sentiment in Canada and the US

North America has seen an alarming number of anti-Muslim attacks in recent months. With elections coming up in both Canada and the US in the next two years, Richard Marcus takes a look at the context of these attacks and the reactions to themRead more

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Terrorist attacks, the rise of hate-crimes and extremism threaten the cohesion of European societies. All of these events underline the need for a "third way", one that neither strives for isolation nor promotes animosity. Yet a "third way" must not turn a blind eye to the impact of hate-speech and hate-crimes on the collective conscience of a targeted group. And it has to resist the temptation to exaggerate reality for the sake of its mission. By David NeuwirthRead more

General election in Israel

Never before in the history of Israel have there been such empty and unnecessary elections. The elections of 2015 are about nothing; no real issues are being discussed. Most of the parties are not even bothering to present an agenda, and very few Israelis understand why they have to go to the polls on 17 March, two years after they last did so. By Gideon LevyRead more

The Nazi glorification of Ataturk

The historian Stefan Ihrig's new book reveals the fascination that Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, held for Hitler and the National Socialists. Ihrig's book has caused a stir in the Turkish press. By Joseph CroitoruRead more

Politics

Israeli students at Blich high school walk past election posters for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a mock polling day in the central city of Ramat Gan on 22 February 2015 (photo: Getty Images/MENAHEM KAHANA)

General election in Israel

Elections for nothing

A supporter waving a Turkish flag bearing the image of Ataturk (photo: dpa)

The Nazi glorification of Ataturk

Ankara's shining star

Taliban in Helmand Province (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

"Islamic State" versus "Taliban Emirate"

One caliph too many

Protests against Houthi militias in Taiz (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Political crisis in Yemen

Teetering on the brink

Society

A makeshift memorial to the three Muslims (Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19) who were shot dead in early February 2015, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, N.C. (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Anti-Muslim sentiment in Canada and the US

Playing on people's fears

People carrying placards reading "We are Charlie" and "Religions united against hatred" take part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris on 11 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/Platiau)

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

A third way, yes, but one that acknowledges the complexity of today's realities

Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel/DW)

Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals

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For Islam and democracy

Female supporters of Islamic State (photo: dpa/picture-alliance/syriadeeply.org)

"Women of the Islamic State"

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Prisoners of a barbaric system

Culture

Tailback in Tehran (photo: MEHR)

Book review: "I'm Probably Lost" by Sara Salar

Silent rebellion

Scene from Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott" (source: zad communication & production)

Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott"

"We sell people, we sell souls"

Assia Djebar (photo: picture-alliance/obs)

Obituary: the Algerian author Assia Djebar

Trailblazer for her country, her gender and her continent

Ahmed Mourad (photo: Ahmed Mourad)

Book review: "Diamond Dust" by Ahmed Mourad

A dark political crime novel from Egypt