Topic: Islamism | Political Islam

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

Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/F.-A. Warsameh)

Islamism in eastern Africa

Not immune to terror

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

Strategies for combating fundamentalist ideologies

Reviving Islam's enlightenment

Photo symbolising women and Islamic State (source: picture-alliance/dpa)

The IS manifesto for women

Baiting the jihadi brides

Open day at the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin (photo: Peter Zimmermann/picture-alliance)

Islam in Germany

The long road to legal recognition

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

After the Sousse attack

United against terror

Alaya Allani, professor of contemporary history at the Manouba University in Tunis (photo: Beat Stauffer)

Interview with Alaya Allani, an expert on Islamism

"The jihadists have no social base in Libya"

Tunisian writer Shukri al-Mabkhout (photo: Dar al-Tanweer)

Shukri al-Mabkhout's novel "The Italian"

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Failure in the police state

Hassan al-Turabi (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Shazly)

Profile: Sudanese opposition politician Hassan al-Turabi

The grand tactician

Member of the Creative Frontiers team working on "Paasban" (photo: Creative Frontiers)

Fighting extremism through the medium of comics

"We needed to do more than just attend candlelight vigils"

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (photo: AP)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's controversial theories on Islam

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Hailed as a "female Luther"

Maya Yamout (left) and her sister Nancy (photo: private)

Preventing terrorism in Lebanon

Dialogue behind bars

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University

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"What the Islamist armed movements are doing is wrong"

Supporters of Islamic State (photo: AP)

Recruitment strategies used by Islamic State

A mutation of religion

President Erdogan attends the Turkish International Ceremony at Mehmetcik Abidesi Martyrs Memorial to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, 24 April 2015 (photo: Getty Iamges/ C. Koall)

Rapprochement between Erdogan and the Turkish Army

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Short-term tactic or long-term strategy?

Turkish National Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz (front) lays flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers, Gallipoli, 25 April 2014 (photo: imago/Xinhua)

The AKP's version of Turkish history

Contrasting interpretations of Gallipoli

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