Country: Pakistan

Eric Maddox addressing a gathering of people taking part in a Virtual Iftar Project dinner (photo: Lora Lucero)

The Virtual Iftar Project

"It is harder to ignore, vilify or harm those with whom we have broken bread"

Pankaj Mishra at the book fair in Leipzig, 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with author and essayist Pankaj Mishra

"Secularisation has really created a void of understanding"

The Kominas (photo: Eddie Austin/Facebook.com/Kominas)

The Kominas

More than just a Muslim punk band

The Pakistani scholar of Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (photo: picture-alliance/AP/M. Dunham)

Curriculum initiative by British Muslims

Using religion to fight terrorism

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"

Jamila, an elderly Hindu from North Waziristan, and her grandson in a shelter in Bannu, Pakistan (photo: Kiran Nazish)

Hindus in Pakistan

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"I want to preserve my Hindu bloodline in North Waziristan"

The Mekaal Hasan Band (source: Facebook page of the Mekaal Hasan Band)

New music from Pakistan

A captivating mix of sounds

Jame'asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (photo: Reuters/Ahim Rani)

Book review: Sadakat Kadri's "Heaven on Earth"

What is justice?

Remembering the victims of the Taliban attack on a military school in December 2014 in Peshwar, Pakistan (photo: DW/F. Khan)

Islam in Pakistan

The myth of the Muslim monolith

Mona Shaikh (photo: Ash Gupta/838 Media Group)

Interview with comedian Mona Shaikh

"Being able to create a dialogue is a very important step for me"

Protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, denouncing the brutal murder of blogger Avijit Roy on 26 February 2015 (photo: DW)

Rising tension in Bangladesh

Fundamentalists take centre stage amid political discord

Islamist rebels in a forest in Dagestan (photo: REUTERS)

Jihadism in Dagestan

A growing problem in the fight against terrorism

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

Pakistani schoolgirls look out from a vehicle on their way to school near the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, 12 January 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Taliban attacks on schools in Pakistan

"We will never forget what happened"

People take part in a protest organised by Amnesty International for the immediate release of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague, 15 January 2015 (photo: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and non-violent Islamism

"We are all in this together, like it or not"

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