Essays

Demonstrating for an "open and tolerant Germany and for freedom of speech and religion" at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa)

Germany′s Islam debate

For all our freedoms!

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

Secularism in the Islamic world

Part II – Clouding the issue

U.S. soldier displays a photo of the infamous ″Camp X-Ray″ in front of Guantanamo Bay detention camp (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Antonov)

The West and the Islamic world

Diplomatic hubris

Woman in burkini on the beach at Fort Mahon, France (photo: picture-alliance/Photopgr/Le Parisien/Arnaud Dumontier)

France and the burkini ban

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Lawmakers beware!

Islam scholar Lamya Kaddor (photo: Dominik Asbach/Rowohlt Verlag)

Integration in Germany

What is required of us

Bullet cases (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Curtis)

Our attitude to violence

The bad guys are always the others

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

Western involvement in the Middle East

A rotten legacy

Putin and Erdogan shake hands at a recent meeting in St. Petersburg (photo: picture-alliance/TASS/M. Metzel)

Turkish-Russian relations

Farewell America

A damaged window at the police headquarters in Ankara on 18 July 2016 (photo: Reuters/O. Orsal)

Talking Turkey

″What happens on the Bosphorus affects us all″

Pro-Erdogan demonstration on Taksim Square on 10 August 2016 (photo: Reuters/O. Orsal)

Putsch aftermath in Turkey

The coup after the coup

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

Muslim student during the gala evening at the Berlin Foreign Ministry in support of the European Studies programme (photo: picture-alliance/Andreas Keuchel)

Islam and feminism

Go forth and create role models!

Criticised by his enemies, celebrated by his supporters: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters)

Turkey post-coup

In times of paranoia

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

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

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