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Turkish author Elif Shafak (photo: dpa)

Interview with Turkish author Elif Shafak

Democracy in a downward spiral

Stock secularism image (source:

Secularism in the Islamic world

Part II – Clouding the issue

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek (photo: picture-alliance/picturedesk)

Slavoj Zizek’s exploration of Islam and modernity

A Eurocentric perspective

Parade float satirising the Trump presidential campaign

Right-wing populism in the USA

Trump′s deplorables

Bombed out aid convoy on the road to Aleppo

The destruction of Aleppo

Surrendering our soul

U.S. soldier displays a photo of the infamous ″Camp X-Ray″ in front of Guantanamo Bay detention camp (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Antonov)

The West and the Islamic world

Diplomatic hubris

Historian Bettany Hughes delves into Europe's Islamic heritage

Woman in burkini on the beach at Fort Mahon, France (photo: picture-alliance/Photopgr/Le Parisien/Arnaud Dumontier)

France and the burkini ban


Lawmakers beware!

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Secularism in the Islamic world

Part I – It′s a knotty problem

Bullet cases (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Curtis)

Our attitude to violence

The bad guys are always the others

 Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh (photo:

Interview with Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh

″I oppose the false Muslims″

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to supporters at Gaziantep on 28.08.2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Suna)

Turkish foreign policy

Erdogan′s volte-face

A damaged window at the police headquarters in Ankara on 18 July 2016 (photo: Reuters/O. Orsal)

Talking Turkey

″What happens on the Bosphorus affects us all″

Nather Henafe Alali (photo: private)

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali

″I am the misery of the 21st century″

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


Self-proclaimed jihadists