The killing of Khashoggi
Letting MbS off the hook
Interview with Linda Hyokki
"Europe has a problem with religion"
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70
'Islamic human rights' are a red herring
Days of Experimental Sounds
Welcome to the Persian sound laboratory

The killing of Khashoggi

Despite global media coverage and condemnation by governments and human-rights activists, Saudi officialsʹ murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has not led to any meaningful sanctions. And such impunity is an important reason why the murder happened in the first place. By Leon WillemsRead more

Interview with Islamophobia researcher Linda Hyokki

Researcher Linda Hyokki – herself a convert to Islam – discusses the causes of discrimination, ways of combatting Islamophobia, the divisive topic of veiling and how to debunk the common narrative. Interview by Marian BrehmerRead more

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

Muslims who grant themselves the right to adopt a human rights declaration based on their own religion need to allow followers of other religions to do the same, argues Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi in her essayRead more

Gate of Tehran – Days of Experimental Sounds

Mehdi "Peter" Pirhosseinlou lives and works as an artist in Tehran. He regularly organises concerts and festivals in Iran with the artist collective "House No. 4", which he founded. "Gate of Tehran" is an electronic sound spectacle currently showcasing in Berlin. Interview by Laura OvermeyerRead more

Politics

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud takes part in the investorsʹ conference on 28.10.2018 in Riyadh (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The killing of Khashoggi

Letting Mohammed bin Salman off the hook

Houthi followers in Sanaa, Yemen (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Peace talks in Stockholm

Yemenis – pawns in a cynical game

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi (photo: picture-alliance)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

The red herring of 'Islamic human rights'

Society

Finnish Islamophobia researcher Linda Hyokki (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Interview with Islamophobia researcher Linda Hyokki

"Europe has a problem with religion"

Professor Gabriele Gien, President of the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt looks on as Professor Georges Tamer, chairholder of the Institute for Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies at the University in Erlangen (centre) and Professor Christoph Boettigheimer, Ordinarius for the Chair of Fundamental Theology of the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt sign a co-operation aggreement launching the KCID project (source: www.kcid.fau.eu)

Introducing the Key Concepts project

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From religious tolerance to acceptance

On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking in 2013, officials in Iran destroyed some 100 tonnes of illegal drugs in Tehran and 16 other Iranian cities (photo: IRNA)

Iranian society

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The Islamic Republic has a drug problem

Culture

Concert poster "Gate of Tehran – Days of Experimental Sounds"

Gate of Tehran – Days of Experimental Sounds

Welcome to the Persian sound laboratory

Ayca Mirac performs at Jazz Schmiede in Dusseldorf, 14 March 2018 (source: Facebook; photo: Michael Weilandt)

Album review: Ayca Miracʹ "Lazjazz"

The magic of the Laz

Egyptian BookTubers Nada El Shabrawi and Shady (photo: Goethe-Institut)

Literary trends

Introducing Egypt's BookTubers