Topic: Islam and Democracy

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"

Bochra Belhadj Hamida (photo: baya.tn)

Interview with Tunisian human rights activist Bochra Belhadj Hamida

"Demonised, insulted and threatened"

A Kurdish refugee child from the Syrian town of Kobani in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, 20 October 2014 (photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

The fight against IS

No alternative to civil and human rights in the Arab world

Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Outside intervention in Syria

Wanted: moderate, reliable rebels for fight against IS

Oldknow Academy in Birmingham, England, one of the Birmingham Schools at the centre of the "Trojan Horse" inquiry (photo: Getty Images)

The Trojan Horse scandal in the UK

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Claims and counterclaims

Nansen Primary School in Birmingham, England (photo: Getty Images)

The Trojan Horse scandal in the UK

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Islamists in the classroom?

Members of the Working Group for Muslims in the SPD (photo: Hendrik Rauch)

Muslims in German political parties

The diversity trend

An election helper empties a ballot box after the Afghan presidential election (photo: Reuters)

Presidential election in Afghanistan

Defying the Taliban

An opponent of the AKP government holds up two posters of Prime Minister Erdogan with the slogan "Big thief" (photo: Reuters)

Eleven years of Erdogan

Hard times for the "champion" of political Islam

Fethullah Gulen (dpa/picture-alliance)

The Gulen movement in Germany

Dogma instead of dialogue

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