Essays

A Muslim woman studies the Koran

Reforming Islam

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Show me the Sharia

″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

Palestinians wait at the Rafah border crossing (photo: Reuters/I.A. Mustafa)

Palestine and its Arabic neighbours

Gaza – a city no one wants

Religious supporters of the "Islamic Defender Front" (FPI) demonstrate in Jakarta (photo: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

Political Islam in Indonesia

Wahhabism runs into the sand

Boy sits on a wrecked tank in Kobani (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Y. Akgul)

Syrian conflict

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Everyone against everyone

Symbolic image of Ramadan (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/N. Mounzer)

Fasting during Ramadan

Too much of a good thing

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

Religion and politics in Morocco

Blurred lines

Homophobic graffiti on a house wall (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Nimani)

Islam and homophobia

The hatred on our doorstep

Archive image of Merkel and Erdogan (photo: dpa)

Turkey and the refugee deal

False friends forever

Green politician Omid Nouripour arrived from Iran at the age of 13

Germany’s refugee debate

Integration is a two-way street

 Aktion Zeig Rassismus die rote Karte, Foto: picture-alliance/dpa/Fredrik von Erichsen

The UEFA Cup 2016

The Teutonic preoccupation with race

Ennahda party supporters attend Tunisian National Day celebrations on 20.03.2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Ennahda – the new Muslim Democrats

A blessing for Tunisian democracy?

Election poster for Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Arian Fariborz)

Sisi and the European Union

The long arm of the dictator

Arab Spring protesters

Arab Spring five years on

Brave new world?

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

The Reform Islam debate

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Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!

Refugees in Dikili, Turkey

Europe′s response to the refugee crisis

"Ugly, feckless and dysfunctional"

German satirist Jan Bohmermann

Jan Bohmermann's BE DEUTSCH

The danger of being earnest

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

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Sufi Muslim praying in the Bahaduria Sufi Mosque in Kabul (photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating violent extremism

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Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?

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