Author: Claudia Mende

It is two years since the summer of Germany′s open-door policy: volunteers assist refugees arriving at Munich railway station on 5 September 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Germany's refugee influx two years on

Where there's a will

Cover of Markus Bickel′s ″ Die Profiteure des Terrors. Wie Deutschland an Kriegen verdient und arabische Diktaturen stärkt″ (published by Westend)

Germany′s arms exports to the Islamic world

Profiteering from terrorism

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (photo: scholarblogs.emory.edu/aannaim)

Interview with Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

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"We are in the middle of a transformative process"

Imam Benjamin Idriz (photo: imago)

Interview with Imam Benjamin Idriz

Questioning tradition

An integration teacher coaching students during a German language course at an Adult Education Centre in Wedding, Berlin (photo: Alina Novopashina/dpa)

Germany′s integration debate revisited

Piling on the pressure

Islamic Studies professor Mona Siddiqui (photo: private)

Mona Siddiqui on Brexit, Muslims and the migrant issue

How do you welcome someone?

The Syrian city of Maalula (photo: picture-alliance)

Churches in Syria after the fall of East Aleppo

Time for a new beginning

Refugee Basil al-Riyabi and physiotherapist Rasha Qasim in Amman (photo: Claudia Mende)

Disabled refugee children in Jordan

The lesser-known victims of war

The Feynan Eco-Lodge in Wadi Araba (photo: Claudia Mende)

Eco-tourism in Jordan

Guests of the Bedouin

Placards belonging to the right-wing anti-Islamic organisation Pro Koeln and Pro NRW protesting the construction of the DITIB central mosque in Cologne (photo: picture-alliance/Ralph Goldmann)

European Islamophobia Report

Wake up to the danger!

Female IS fighter in Syria (photo: picture-alliance/landov)

Islam and violence

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Self-proclaimed jihadists

Lina Khalifeh from the Jordanian ″Shefighter″ martial arts initiative (photo: Claudia Mende)

Protecting women from violence in Jordan

For a self-determined life

Islamic scholar Ebrahim Moosa (photo: private)

Interview with the Islamic scholar Ebrahim Moosa

The reinvention of Islam

Egyptian DJ and musician Mohammed Safi (photo: private)

Interview with the Egyptian DJ Mohammed Safi

Voice of the people

French crime writer Karim Miske (photo: Antoine Rozes)

The French crime writer Karim Miske in interview

″There are no simple solutions″

The Canadian Islam scholar Ingrid Mattson (photo: YouTube)

Interview with Ingrid Mattson

″Muslim youngsters need genuine role models″

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