Country: Mashriq

Wood engraving by Camille Flammarion: "Un missionnaire du moyen âge raconte qu'il avait trouvé le point où le ciel et la Terre se touchent" (source: Wikipedia)

Islam and enlightenment

Beware of the myth

Symbolic image of climate change – cracked earth and grass (source: Colourbox)

Climate change consequences for the Islamic world

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Of infernal proportions

Wedding in Amman (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/dpaweb)

Marital traditions in the Islamic world

Marriage first, love later?

Stock secularism image (source: www.ncr.sy)

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

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

Political Islam and violence

A question of power

The Feynan Eco-Lodge in Wadi Araba (photo: Claudia Mende)

Eco-tourism in Jordan

Guests of the Bedouin

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

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Self-proclaimed jihadists

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

Islamic law

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The trust deficit

The American linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky (photo: dpa)

Noam Chomsky in interview

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Obama's sangfroid

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"

Yemen′s former minister for human rights, Hooria Mashhour (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Hooria Mashhour

On the rebels′ blacklist

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