Topic: Jihadism | Jihadists

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

Kurdish YPG supporters at the Mursitpinar border taking an oath to join the fight against IS in Kobani (photo: Kiran Nazish)

Turkey, IS and the Kurds

Powder keg on the Turkish-Syrian border

Navid Kermani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Navid Kermani

"One should take the religious façade seriously"

Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female air force pilot (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

US fighter jets on their way to conduct air strikes on IS positions in Syria (photo: Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Military strikes against IS

Fragile alliance

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

The Syrian writer Samar Yazbek (photo: Manaf Azzam)

Interview with the Syrian writer Samar Yazbek

Divided society, divided souls

Wedding Church in Kafr Kana (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Interfaith dialogue in Palestine

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Reviving a heritage of peaceful co-existence

A man reads the Koran in a mosque in Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Islam and the modern age

Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine

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

Kurdish Peshmerga and Shia volunteers in Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Yazidis and Kurds in Iraq

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Are we arming the right people?

Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan (photo: J. Impey)

British fatwa against IS

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Breaking the spell of a poisonous ideology

A man standing on election posters featuring images of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (photo: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad and Islamic State

The two faces of terror in Syria

IS supporters in Mosul on 16 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Shifting alliances in the Middle East

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My enemy's enemy is my friend

UN observers in Syria (photo: Reuters)

Iraqi crisis

A UN protection force, not arms shipments

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