Topic: Islamism | Political Islam

A Pakistani soldier walks through the Army Public School a day after the deadly attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar, 17 December 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A Majeed)

Peshawar school attack

The cynical logic of the Pakistan Taliban

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes celebrating their party's election victory in Tunis (photo: dpa)

Six lessons learned from Tunisia's recent elections

"Religion is God's, but democracy belongs to everyone!"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing a meeting of the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in Istanbul, 24 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance-abaca)

International conspiracy theories and xenophobia in Turkey

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Turkey alone against the world

Anna Kuschnarowa (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Tim Brakemeier)

Book review: "Jihad Paradise" by Anna Kuschnarowa

Desires and temptations in a highly complex world

A Muslim man pictured from behind (picture-alliance/dpa)

German jihadists

Turning their backs on the West

A Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

The Syrian conflict and the fight against IS

Time to treat allies like allies

Salafists protesting at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, 30 March 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/W. Steinberg)

The jihadi fighters of IS

"Jihadism has become a German phenomenon"

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

A supporter of Pierre Vogel during a Salafist rally in Frankfurt on Main on 7 September 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Roessler)

Salafists in Germany

A simple world view and the promise of paradise

Still from the film "Desert Dancer" (photo: Senator)

Film review: "Desert Dancer"

Dancing around clichés

IS supporters after the city of Raqqa in Syria fell to Islamic State (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Islamic State (IS)

A totalitarian, expansive and hegemonic project

A sign reading "Get lost!" hangs on barbed wire outside the presidential palace in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

The Arab Spring and its enemies

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The end of all hope

People attending the German Muslim community's day of action against extremism and injustice in Berlin (photo: DW/Ali Almakhlafi)

Debate about the role of Muslims in fighting Islamist terrorism

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IS is not just a Muslim problem

Participants at the congress "Horizons of Islamic Theology" in Frankfurt (photo: Institute for the Study of Islamic Culture and Religion)

The Congress "Horizons of Islamic Theology"

A disintegration of Islam?

Muslims at the German Muslim community's day of action in Berlin (photo: Reuters/Hannibal)

The German Muslim community's protest against extremism

"No" to hatred and injustice

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

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