Country: Maghreb

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Secularism in the Islamic world

Part II – Clouding the issue

Primary school children in Baghdad, 1995

Education in the Arab world

The emancipation gap

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek (photo: picture-alliance/picturedesk)

Slavoj Zizek’s exploration of Islam and modernity

A Eurocentric perspective

Protesters in Rabat demand reform during the Arab Spring, 2011 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Elections in Morocco

Enough austerity

Shia theologian and philosopher Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari (photo: DW)

Political Islam and violence

A question of power

Arab revolt in Palestine in 1936 (photo: Public Domain)

Western involvement in the Middle East

A rotten legacy

The Egyptian military pulls the strings of power – graffiti on a wall close to Tahrir Square in Cairo (photo. Reuters)

Political discourse in the Arab world

Defaming democracy

Female IS fighter in Syria (photo: picture-alliance/landov)

Islam and violence


Self-proclaimed jihadists

Imam in a mosque (photo: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic law


The trust deficit

Pilgrim in Mecca; photo: Ali Mansuri/wikipedia

Peace and justice in Islam

Are we missing something?

Esra Ozyurek (photo: private)

Germany and Islam

"Muslims are already German"

″Get lost!″ – sign on a barrier erected by soldiers of the Republican Guard in front of the presidential palace in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Political transformation in the Arab world

Forget the people

Abdelilah Benkirane, General Secretary of the Justice and Development Party – PJD (photo: DW)

Religion and politics in Morocco

Blurred lines

Prayer hall inside Duisburg′s Merkez Mosque on ″Open Mosque Day″ (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Skolimowska)

The Reform Islam debate


Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!

Friedrich Ruckert (1788-1866) (photo: Suddeutsche Zeitung)

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Hermann, Prince of Puckler-Muskau (photo: Wikipedia)

The Oriental adventures of Hermann von Puckler-Muskau

Prussia's favourite dandy