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People carrying placards reading "We are Charlie" and "Religions united against hatred" take part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris on 11 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/Platiau)

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

A third way, yes, but one that acknowledges the complexity of today's realities

Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel/DW)

Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals

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For Islam and democracy

Female supporters of Islamic State (photo: dpa/picture-alliance/syriadeeply.org)

"Women of the Islamic State"

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Prisoners of a barbaric system

Float in the Dusseldorf carnival parade that reads "Pegida / Game over!" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Gambarini)

The post-Pegida period

Pegida may be running out of steam, but its ideas live on

A family living in a makeshift tent among the rubble of its home in Khuza'a, southern Gaza, December 2014 (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

Investigations into the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict

What prospects for accountability in Gaza?

A mosque and a church in Beirut (photo: DW/K. Zein-Eddine)

Religious communities in the Middle East

No to sectarianism; yes to equal citizenship!

Prof Gudrun Kramer (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Stratenschulte)

Interview with Gudrun Kramer

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Muslims must take a critical look at controversial passages in the Koran

Karen Armstrong (photo: J. D. Sloan)

Interview with Karen Armstrong

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Islamist violence is "in part a product of Western disdain"

View of the exhibition "This Place" at the Dox Center for Contemporary Art in Prague (photo: Felix Koltermann)

Photo project "This Place"

A missed opportunity

Harry Harun Behr (photo: IZIR, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

Interview with Harry Harun Behr

"I don't know how Mohammed can be offended"

Muslims in the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin (photo: Getty Images/A. Rent)

Muslims and the Paris attacks

European Muslims must speak as one

Congregants of Kreuzberg's Fraenkelufer Synagogue gather in December 2014 to celebrate the first night of Chanukah (photo: William Noah Glucroft)

The anti-Semitism debate

A desperate need for a third way

Pakistani schoolgirls look out from a vehicle on their way to school near the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, 12 January 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Taliban attacks on schools in Pakistan

"We will never forget what happened"

A woman wearing a French tricolour holds a 'We are Charlie' sign during a march for the victims of the "Charlie Hebdo" shootings in Paris, Liverpool, England, 11 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/Noble)

Democracy and freedom of speech

Charlie and Theo

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

Interview with Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole

"There is a collective will to live together"

People take part in a protest organised by Amnesty International for the immediate release of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague, 15 January 2015 (photo: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and non-violent Islamism

"We are all in this together, like it or not"

Prof Jorg Kudla (2nd from right) with the tri-national team of researchers at the kick-off meeting in the Palestinian city of Bait Jala, which lies between Jerusalem and Bethlehem (photo: WWU)

German–Israeli–Palestinian research co-operation

Science in the shadow of war

Postcard from the time of the First World War showing the allies Kaiser Wilhelm II, left, Sultan Mehmed V, centre, and Kaiser Franz-Joseph, right (photo: picture-alliance)

Historical roots of the current Middle East crisis

The end of an artificial construct

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