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An overcrowded boat filled with refugees (photo: AP)

After the refugee catastrophe in the Mediterranean

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How the EU is killing refugees

"The Pipelighter" by Jean-Leon Gerome (source: Wikipedia)

The headscarf in the colonial period

Remove your veils!

Fereshta Ludin, Berlin, 20 March 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/D. Gerlach)

Interview with Fereshta Ludin

"The decision for or against the headscarf is wholly a matter for the woman herself"

A female student wearing a headscarf (photo: picture-alliance/Joker)

The headscarf ruling from Germany's Consitutional Court

Heated debate on all sides

Farid Hafez speaking on the occasion of the presentation of the Bruno Kreisky Award 2010 (photo: cc-by/Fatih Ozturk)

Interview with the political scientist Farid Hafez

"An expression of institutional Islamophobia"

The first two editions of the women's magazine "Zhin" (photo: DW/O. Greenway)

Women's magazine "Zhin" in Iraqi Kurdistan

Challenging traditions

Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel (photo: Niklas Schenck)

Interview with Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel

"My life in Afghanistan is more normal than people assume"

John Bryson Chane, former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Ron Sachs)

Interfaith dialogue

The missing ingredient in the Iran and P5+1 negotiations

US-American philosopher Martha Nussbaum (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Morante)

Interview with Martha Nussbaum

Overcoming narcissistic fears

Muslim woman with German flag in Berlin (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Young Islam Conference

Headscarves not an issue for young people

Afghan Sufis at prayer (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Masso)

Sufis in Afghanistan

The forgotten mystics of the Hindu Kush

Bottles of Taybeh's "Nadim" wine, Arabic for "drinking buddy" (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

The Taybeh Vinfest, West Bank

Turning water into wine

An Islamic preacher reading the Koran (photo: dpa)

Islam and religious freedom

Coercion leads to hypocrisy

The Hindu nationalist Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, during a BJP event in Ahmedabad (photo: Reuters)

Conversion of Christians and Muslims in India

Homecoming or forced conversion?

Ortakoy Mosque in Istanbul, which is said to be the model for the mosque Turkey offered to build in Cuba (photo: AP)

Turkey's mosque-building programme

Does Turkey aspire to the leadership of the Islamic world?

Young Muslim women (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Raising awareness about Salafism in German schools

Symbolic acts alone are not enough

Protests in Ankara following the murder of Ozgecan Aslan (photo: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Turkish women's rights activist Selime Buyukgoze

A history of resistance

People attend a rally in memory of the victims of the "Charlie Hebdo" attack in Paris (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Book review: Victoria Schneider's "Are you Charlie?"

A deeply divided country

Lamya Kaddor (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with the Islam scholar Lamya Kaddor

Jihad as a form of youth protest

Indian women during a protest outside police headquarters in New Delhi, India, 13 January 2015, shout slogans against what they see as police negligence in the investigation of the rape and murder of a woman (photo: EPA/MONEY SHARMA)

Leslee Udwin's controversial documentary "India's daughter"

Indian government ban causes uproar

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