Society

The Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin-Neukölln (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Paul Zinken)

Muslims in Germany

Blocked integration

Indonesian women's rights activists Azriana Rambe Manalu (right) and Samsidar (photo: Christina Schott)

Women's rights in the Indonesian province of Aceh

"The population is being systematically silenced"

Demonstration during a speech on Tahrir Square, Cairo, 8 April 2011 (photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Book review: "Cairo. Open City" by Florian Ebner and Constanze Wicke

The power of images

Abdul Ghafur Brechna's picture "Sandali" in the book "Afghan Idioms and Proverbs" (source: Afghanistik Verlag)

Afghan idioms and proverbs

"The arrival of the king leads to the downfall of the village"

Abdelwahab Meddeb (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Emmanuel Marchadour)

The death of Abdelwahab Meddeb

A proponent of disloyal loyalty

Hassan Hanafi at a conference on reformist Islam in Marrakech (photo: DW)

Interview with Egyptian philosopher Hassan Hanafi

From Velvet Spring to military despotism

A harkis unit, Muslims recruited by the French for the battle against Algerian rebels, marches through an Algiers street in 1957 (photo: AFP)

60 years since the beginning of the Algerian war

National Fronts?

Daughter and mother: Nadia and Rabia Bechari (photo: Canan Topcu)

Women's dress code in Islam

No compulsion to wear the headscarf

Mohammed Pourmirzaie, director of Haus Andreas in Cologne (photo: Annalena Junggeburth)

Culturally sensitive care for the elderly

A little bit of home in an adopted country

Rihan (left) and Faia Younan (photo: YouTube)

Syrian anti-war video "To Our Countries"

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Embarrassing media hype

The blue peacock, symbol of the Yazidi faith (source: Wikipedia)

The culture and faith of the Yazidis

Demonised and eternally misunderstood

Syrians watching the news in a cellar (photo: Getty Images)

Independent media in Syria

Flourishing despite the violence

Amsha and her child (photo: Karim El-Gawhary)

The abduction of women by IS

Traded like cattle

Yasmine Merei, editor-in-chief of the women's magazine "Saiedet Souria" (photo: Yasmine Merei)

Interview with Yasmine Merei from the women's magazine "Saiedet Souria"

A new, more self-confident Syrian woman

Damage to the Grand Mosque in Aleppo (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Syria's cultural heritage under threat

"Virtually nothing is left"

Salafists protesting at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, 30 March 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/W. Steinberg)

The jihadi fighters of IS

"Jihadism has become a German phenomenon"

A supporter of Pierre Vogel during a Salafist rally in Frankfurt on Main on 7 September 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Roessler)

Salafists in Germany

A simple world view and the promise of paradise

Muhsin Hendricks (photo: Jannis Hagmann)

Interview with the South African imam Muhsin Hendricks

"Islam does give us leeway to think"

Navid Kermani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Navid Kermani

"One should take the religious façade seriously"

Photo symbolising Christianity, Judaism and Islam (photo: picture-alliance/Godong)

"Peace is the Future" meeting in Antwerp

A world in flames

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