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Dispute about Prof Mouhanad Khorchide

A conflict of many layers

The dispute about Mouhanad Khorchide, director of the Centre for Islamic Theology at the University of Münster, is heating up. Although the conflict is ostensibly about the "correct" interpretation of Islam, it is also an attempt by the Islamic associations in Germany to make a show of strength to politicians. The dispute has dire consequences for the discipline of Islamic theology, which is still in its infancy in Germany. By Canan TopçuMore

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Muslim Bloggers in Germany


Creating a Counter-public to Traditional Media

Germany's Muslim bloggers offer alternative opinions and perspectives on Muslim life. In so doing, they correct the image of Muslims that is portrayed in traditional media. Canan Topçu reportsMore

Turkish delights store in Cologne, Germany (photo: dpa)

Ramadan for Shopkeepers

Breaking the Fast with Dates and Seafood

Special goods for a special time: How Muslim shopkeepers in Germany experience Ramadan. Canan Topçu reports from FrankfurtMore