Topic: Islam and Democracy

The inner courtyard of Al-Azhar University (photo: picture alliance/Bibliographisches Institut/Prof. Dr. H. Wilhelmy)

Al-Azhar and Pan-Islamic Rationalism

The Demise of Islamic Centres of Moderation

Syrian anti-regime protesters wave pre-Baath Syrian flags, now used by the Free Syrian Army, during a demonstration after the weekly Friday prayers in the Bustan al-Qasr district of the northern city of Aleppo on February 8, 2013 (photo: Aamir Qureishi/AFP/Getty Images)

European Policy on Syria

The Time for Caution is Past

A general view shows, members of the Shoura Council during a meeting, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 25 September 2011 (photo: dpa)

Women in Saudi Arabia

Breaking Barriers

Promenade in and skyline of Doha, Qatara (photo: DW)

Islamic Jurisprudence in Qatar

Putting the Gulf on the Legal Education Map

Demonstration in Yemen (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

After the Arab Revolutions

Islamic Modernity

Ammar Ali Hassan (photo: Martina Sabra)

The Egyptian Political Scientist Ammar Ali Hassan

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''The Constitution Is a Catastrophe''

Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Mohamed Morsi

''We Don't Want a Theocratic State''

Naftali Bennett, leader of the Israeli religious Zionist Habayit Hayehudi party (photo: EPA)

Israel's Party Landscape

Annexation not Negotiation

The Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/Ellen Rooney/Robert Harding)

Alexander Flores's ''Civilization or Barbarism?''

Islam in the Historical Context

The Tunisian-French author Abdelwahab Meddeb (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Interview with Abdelwahab Meddeb

''The Islamists Are Not Ready for a Democratic Culture''

Bahman Nirumand (photo: dpa)

''Human Rights as an Alibi'' by Bahman Nirumand

The Colonial Era Is Long Gone

A Turkish and a EU flag in front of a mosque in Istanbul in 2005 (photo: Osman Orsal/AP)

Orhan Pamuk on Europe

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A Beacon of Civilisation

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan (photo: Reuters)

Erdogan's Authoritarian Drift

Retreat from Democratic Achievements

Nilufer Gole (photo: AP)

Interview with Nilufer Gole

From Secular Enlightenment to Secular Fanaticism

Hassan Abu Haniyya (photo: private copyright)

Interview with Hassan Abu Haniyya

The Muslim Brothers' Rigid Structures

Abdolkarim Soroush (photo: ISNA)

Iranian Reformist Thinkers in Exile

More Freedom, Less Impact?

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