Pope Francis meets Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb during his visit to Al-Azhar University in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Pope Francis’ visit to Al-Azhar

Who holds sway over religious identity?

Germany′s Federal Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maiziere

Germany and the semantics of exclusion

"We are not burka"

Salafists praying on Potsdam Square in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Islam researcher Nina Kasehage

"Not all jihadists are the same"

Muslims praying during Eid ul-Adha celebrations at the Al-Huda Islamic Centre in Athens (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Islam in Greece

A mosque for Athens

Imam Sherin Khankan in Copenhagen′s first women′s mosque (photo: Ulrike Hummel)

Copenhagen′s mosque led by women

When the muezzina calls

Unemployed men protest in front of the Ministry of Labour in Algiers (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Algeria′s disillusioned majority

Desperately seeking voters

French-Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole (photo: picture-alliance/ZB/Esch-Kenkel)

Interview with the French-Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole


"Islam is taking root in Europe"

An integration teacher coaching students during a German language course at an Adult Education Centre in Wedding, Berlin (photo: Alina Novopashina/dpa)

Germany′s integration debate revisited

Piling on the pressure

Lebanese journalist Hazem Saghieh (source: H. Saghieh, photo: C. Charafeddine)

Interview with the Lebanese journalist Hazem Saghieh

More lapdog than watchdog

Howeida was only 15 when she became a summer bride for the first time. She has since been married 7 more times, each time for just a few days (photo: Flemming Weiss-Andersen)

Sex tourism in Egypt

A bride for the summer

Turkish writer and journalist Mustafa Akyol (source:

Non-fiction: Mustafa Akyol′s ″The Islamic Jesus″

The heart of the matter

An Iranian student operating a robot during the International Iran Open Robocup 2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Science in Iran

Headscarves and nanotech

Constantin Schreiber (right) during his research into German mosques (photo: ARD)

Constantin Schreiber′s controversial mosque report

Outside Islam

Muslim refugees attending preparatory college at Berlin′s Free University (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

What it means to be German


Recognise the potential

French philosopher, essayist and academic Tzvetan Todorov (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)v

On the death of philosopher and essayist Tzvetan Todorov

We are all barbarians

The Flemish town of Mechelen, Belgium (photo: DW)

Preventing Islamism in Belgium

Robbing the jihadists of their advantage

The Medica Afghanistan team (source:

Medica Afghanistan

Fighting sexual violence

Muslims in a mosque near Frejus in France (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

French Muslims against radicalisation

Fight the good fight

Moria refugee camp on Lesbos (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Europe′s refugee deal with Turkey

The end of the road