Topic: Islam and Democracy

From right: Manuela Schwesig (German Minister for Families), Nurhan Soykan (Secretary-General of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany) and Erika Theißen (Managing Director of the meeting and training centre for Muslim women in Cologne) at the Islam Conference 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Von Jutrczenka)

The rights of Muslims in Germany

Protected by the German constitution

Pakistani and Indian soldiers lower the flags of their countries during a daily ceremony at the Wagha border between the two countries (photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Politics and religion

The instrumentalisation of religion

Finger pointing at a page of the Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel)

Strategies for combating fundamentalist ideologies

Reviving Islam's enlightenment

Tunisians demonstrating against terrorism after the Sousse attack (photo: picture-alliance/AA/Y. Gaidi)

Tunisia after the terror attacks

A battle for freedom and dignity

Naghme Abedini with her husband and children (photo: American Center for Law and Justice/AFP/Getty Images)

Christian minorities in Iran

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Iran's persecuted converts

Gulistan Gurbey (photo: private)

Interview with Turkish political scientist Gulistan Gurbey

Litmus test for Turkish democracy

Market in Kasserine (photo: Beat Stauffer)

Jihadism in Tunisia

The invisible enemy

Hala Mohammad (source: YouTube)

The Syrian poet Hala Mohammad

"They are stealing the soul from our revolution"

Young Muslim women (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Raising awareness about Salafism in German schools

Symbolic acts alone are not enough

British Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/ Joe Giddens)

Minister's letter to British Muslim leaders

A deficit of trust

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

A sign reading "Stop Multi-culti. My homeland will remain German" at a Pegida demonstration in Dresden, 12 January 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Burgi)

After the Paris attacks

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The dangerous "alliance" between Islamism and Islamophobia

Khalil (photo: private)

Interview with the cartoonist Khalil

"There is nothing that can justify this sort of violence"

Rachid Ghannouchi (photo: AP)

Interview with Rachid Ghannouchi

"If you sow dictatorship, you harvest terrorism"

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Global strategies for combating Islamic State

The intellectual battle against IS

Indonesian women's rights activists Azriana Rambe Manalu (right) and Samsidar (photo: Christina Schott)

Women's rights in the Indonesian province of Aceh

"The population is being systematically silenced"

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