Country: Germany

Scene from Anis Hamdoun′s ″The Trip″ (photo: Theater Osnabruck)

Refugee performers and their projects

No more tales of woe

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

Young Muslim women in Germany (photo: Garry, CC 2.0)

Nine Muslims on right-wing populism

Should I stay or should I go?

Morgenland Festival 2016 in Osnabruck (photo: Andy Spyra)

Morgenland Festival Osnabruck 2016


From the Balkans to the Levant

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali (photo: private)

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali

Exile and integration: the double whammy

Performance by Seda Roder at the Beethovenfest in Bonn (photo: Barbara Fromman)

Bonn′s Beethovenfest

Sounds of the Arab Spring

Firas Alshater, Syrian film-maker (photo: Wikipedia)

Interview with Firas Alshater

″Being a refugee is not my dream job″

Kahel Kaschmiri rehearses his poems (photo: Stefan Rottkay/The PoetryProject)

Poems by young refugees

Holding back the tears

Islam scholar Lamya Kaddor (photo: Dominik Asbach/Rowohlt Verlag)

Integration in Germany

What is required of us

Noor Inayat Khan playing the sitar (photo: Verlag Heilbronn)

Portrait of the Sufi princess Noor Inayat Khan

The call of the one to the many

Dar-as-Salam Mosque in Berlin (photo: DW/C. Cottrell)

Berlin Imam Mohamed Tahi Sabri

″Muslims, go and vote!″

Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin (photo: DW)

Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin

Playing for peace

Iraqi refugee Laith Majid Al-Amirij with his daughter Noor in front of the Brandenburg Gate (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Carstensen)

Germany′s refugee policy

Four words for humanity

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

Nather Henafe Alali (photo: private)

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali

Part II: ″Why I am here″