Calling all Muslim voters
″Won′t vote″ won′t wash
Egypt′s Muslim Brotherhood:
The seed of violence
An appeal to Muslims
Call out the terrorists!
Egyptian author Mansoura Ez-Eldin
Chasing fata morganas

Germany's general election

Which party should Muslims vote for in the German general election? Should they participate at all? Those who want to make themselves heard and be viewed as equal citizens need to exercise their civil rights. By Canan Topcu

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Middle East


Formerly Egypt′s strongest and most organised opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood is now banned. It has also lost its function as a role model for Egypt′s youth, who no longer believe in the non-violent tactics preached by the Brotherhood′s exiled former leadership. By Paolo GonzagaRead more

Islam in Europe

Muslims in the West need to shoulder some of the burden when it comes to combatting extremism, otherwise they themselves may well fall under the wheels of the proverbial bus. Commentary by Mousa BarhoumaRead more

Literature versus reality

She fought for renewal and lost her illusions. In a very personal text, Egyptian writer Mansoura Ez-Eldin explains how literature accompanied her through a time of radical change Read more


Muslim woman voting in Berlin during the last general election (photo: Rainer Jensen/dpa)

Germany's general election

Calling all Muslim voters: ″Won′t vote″ won′t wash

Turkish soldier in a tank near Jarabulus on the Syrian-Turkish border, September 2016 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Securitising Turkish foreign policy: Turning back the clock

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood show the ″R4bia″ symbol as a sign of their solidarity with the destroyed Rabaa protest sit-in in August 2013 (photo: Wikipedia)

Middle East


Egypt′s Muslim Brotherhood: The seed of violence


Imams pray on the Champs Elysees in Paris as part of the trans-European "Muslims Against Terror" march, July 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Kunigkeit)

Islam in Europe

An appeal to Muslims: Call out the terrorists!

The Sukkot Shalom synagogue, one of more than 20 synagogues in Tehran (photo: DW)

Judaism in Iran

The minority perspective: ″Jews and Muslims respect each other″

Symbolic image: Muslim prayer chain and prayer cap (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Atheism in the Arab World

The dictators' scourge: Of 'heresy' and humanists

Syrian writer Widad Nabi (photo: Heike Steinweg)

Syrians in Germany

Writer Widad Nabi: ″Integration is the search for common ground″


Egyptian film director Tamer El Said (photo: private)

Interview with director Tamer El Said

"In the Last Days of the City": Between light and dark

Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"

Novelist Arundhati Roy: "India is colonising itself"

Jerry and Axmed Naaji, musicians in 1970s Mogadishu (source: Ostinato Records)

Album review

Lost Somali tapes: ″Sweet as broken dates″