Country: Mashriq

An Islamic preacher reading the Koran (photo: dpa)

Islam and religious freedom

Coercion leads to hypocrisy

Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel/DW)

Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals

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For Islam and democracy

A mosque and a church in Beirut (photo: DW/K. Zein-Eddine)

Religious communities in the Middle East

No to sectarianism; yes to equal citizenship!

Demonstration in Amman in support of the Jordanian government in the fight against terrorism (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/R. Adayleh)

After the murder of the pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh

Rage, not fear

Prof Gudrun Kramer (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Stratenschulte)

Interview with Gudrun Kramer

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Muslims must take a critical look at controversial passages in the Koran

Karen Armstrong (photo: J. D. Sloan)

Interview with Karen Armstrong

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Islamist violence is "in part a product of Western disdain"

President Obama and King Salman bin Abdulaziz (photo: Reuters)

The West's strategy in the Middle East

Hollow alliance

A photo of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hangs on a ruined building in Al-Dukhaneya on the outskirts of Damascus (photo: Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)

Peace initiatives for Syria

Negotiate locally, implement internationally

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

Postcard from the time of the First World War showing the allies Kaiser Wilhelm II, left, Sultan Mehmed V, centre, and Kaiser Franz-Joseph, right (photo: picture-alliance)

Historical roots of the current Middle East crisis

The end of an artificial construct

Bashar al-Assad (photo: Reuters/Syria TV)

Strategies against Islamic State

The case against an alliance with Assad

Al-Azhar university in Cairo (photo: Getty Images)

Reactions to the "Charlie Hebdo" attack in the Arab world

"Radicals killed radicals"

Syrian refugees in Arsal, Lebanon (photo: Jamie Itani)

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

"We will perish here!"

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) on a state visit to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran (photo: Mehr)

The Middle East in 2014

New regional power games

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

Qantara review 2014

Your favourite articles of the year

Dhafer Youssef Band performing at the Morgenland Festival in Osnabruck on 21 September 2014 (photo: Morgenland Festival Osnabruck)

Interview with Michael Dreyer of the Osnabruck Morgenland Festival

A hub connecting the Orient and the Occident

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