Country: France

Supporters of "Baergida", a Pegida offshoot, demonstrate on 15.06.2015. Their slogan 'Berlin patriots against the Islamisation of The Western World' in Berlin (photo: picture alliance/Geisler-Fotopress/M. Golejewski)

Non-fiction: ″Angst ums Abendland″ by Daniel Bax

The apocalyptics of the West

Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi being interviewed (photo: imageo/Seeliger)

Interview with the Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi

"Freedom starts in the mind"

Tariq Ali (photo: picture-alliance/Efigie-Leemage)

Book review: "The Islam Quintet" by Tariq Ali

A wonderful reminder of Islam's contribution to world culture

Kamel Daoud (photo: Getty Images/B. Langlois)

Book review: Kamel Daoud's "The Meursault Investigation"

To kill an Arab

Salman Rushdie (photo: AP)

Criticism of Islam and freedom of speech

No pluralism without pussies

Sara Najafi and Parvin Namazi (both left) in a still from the film "No Land's Song"

Film review: "No Land's Song"


One woman's quest to make Iranian women's voices heard

"The Pipelighter" by Jean-Leon Gerome (source: Wikipedia)

The headscarf in the colonial period


Remove your veils!

People attend a rally in memory of the victims of the "Charlie Hebdo" attack in Paris (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Book review: Victoria Schneider's "Are you Charlie?"

A deeply divided country

The Algerian writer Malek Alloula (photo: Krzysztof Zielinski)

Obituary: the Algerian writer Malek Alloula

A prophet unaccepted in his own country

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

Assia Djebar (photo: picture-alliance/obs)

Obituary: the Algerian author Assia Djebar

Trailblazer for her country, her gender and her continent

Sherif Bakr, initiator of the "Cairo Calling" programme, during a tour of the 2015 Cairo International Book Fair (photo: Amira El Ahl)

Cairo International Book Fair 2015

Navigating the jungle

Muslims in the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin (photo: Getty Images/A. Rent)

Muslims and the Paris attacks

European Muslims must speak as one

Congregants of Kreuzberg's Fraenkelufer Synagogue gather in December 2014 to celebrate the first night of Chanukah (photo: William Noah Glucroft)

The anti-Semitism debate

A desperate need for a third way

A woman wearing a French tricolour holds a 'We are Charlie' sign during a march for the victims of the "Charlie Hebdo" shootings in Paris, Liverpool, England, 11 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/Noble)

Democracy and freedom of speech

Charlie and Theo