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Secularism in the Islamic world

Part II – Clouding the issue

Primary school children in Baghdad, 1995

Education in the Arab world

The emancipation gap

Arab tourists in Baku, Azerbaijan (photo:

Azerbaijan′s enlightenment

A nation at odds with itself

Nadia Murad (photo: picture-alliance/abacapress)

Profile: Nadia Murad

One woman's fight against Islamic State

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek (photo: picture-alliance/picturedesk)

Slavoj Zizek’s exploration of Islam and modernity

A Eurocentric perspective

Muslim women waiting to vote in India, 10.04.2014

Islamic divorce law in India

Trouncing triple talaq

Young Muslim women in Germany (photo: Garry, CC 2.0)

Nine Muslims on right-wing populism

Should I stay or should I go?

Hossein Derakhshan (photo: Donya Raad)

Interview with Hossein Derakhshan

Iran's 'blogfather' turned Internet sceptic

Logo of the ″Two States, One Homeland″ initiative

New peace initiatives for the Middle East conflict

Two states, one homeland

Shia theologian and philosopher Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari (photo: DW)

Political Islam and violence

A question of power

The Feynan Eco-Lodge in Wadi Araba (photo: Claudia Mende)

Eco-tourism in Jordan

Guests of the Bedouin

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali (photo: private)

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali

Exile and integration: the double whammy

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

France and the burkini ban


Lawmakers beware!

In May 2015, the NGO Nahnoo organised a demonstration in front of the closed park gates to demand its re-opening (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

Civil rights in Lebanon

″Reclaiming Beirut′s public space″

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Secularism in the Islamic world

Part I – It′s a knotty problem

Dar-as-Salam Mosque in Berlin (photo: DW/C. Cottrell)

Berlin Imam Mohamed Tahi Sabri

″Muslims, go and vote!″

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

Our attitude to violence

The bad guys are always the others

A newly sterilised beldi dog on the hospital ward (photo: Regina Keil-Sagawe)

Animal rights in Morocco

Stay of execution for strays

Iraqi refugee Laith Majid Al-Amirij with his daughter Noor in front of the Brandenburg Gate (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Carstensen)

Germany′s refugee policy

Four words for humanity

The Iranian women′s rights activist Darya Safai protests against the stadium ban in her homeland (photo: Darya Safai)

Iran's stadium ban on women

Excluding the people