Author: Joseph Croitoru

Cover of Gudrun Kramer's "Der Architekt des Islamismus. Hasan al-Banna und die Muslimbrüder" (published by C.H. Beck)

Hasan al-Banna and the Muslim Brotherhood

Who was the architect of Islamism?

The Israeli scientist Amos Goldberg (left) and the Palestinian scientist Bashir Bashir (right) (photo: www.ushmm.org/BUME)

Middle East conflict

Shoah and Nakba – two interlinked catastrophes

Sadly familiar with disasters: iftar meal in Aleppo, another city destroyed by Russian bombs, pictured in late April 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Khaled Khalifa’s “No One Prayed Over Their Graves”

The maelstrom of Aleppo

Zelensky visiting Israel in 2020 with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo: Oded Balilty/AP/picture alliance)

Ukraine war

Learn from Israel and you learn how to beat Putin

German Ju 52 on Crete in 1943 (photo: German Federal Archive / Feichtenberger / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Middle East in the Second World War

Nazis had their sights set on Palestine

Erodgan presenting a map of northeastern Syria (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/S. Weng)

Turkey and northern Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's deadly serious colonial project

Cologne residents demonstrate solidarity with refugees (photo: Reuters/W. Rattay)

Immigration, Islamophobia and the AfD

Germany's "welcoming culture" – for some a dirty word

People outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem (photo: AFP/Getty Images/Ahmad Gharbali)

A sacred site in Jerusalem

The new Saladin

The use of the Arabic language alongside the Hebrew language was a matter of course for Iraqi Jews right up to their death, as the text on the gravestone shows: Itzhak Schlomo, died on day 24 of the Hebrew month Iyar in 679 (source: Facebook; Israel in Iraqi dialect)

Iraqi Jews

Iraqi Judaism lives on in literary form

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Social utopia on the Nile?

Sisiʹs new breed of Egyptians

Cover of "Der Inspizierte Muslim. Zur Politisierung der Islamforschung in Europa" (edited by Schirin Amir-Moazami; published in German by Transcript)

The politicisation of Islam scholarship in Europe

Muslims under scrutiny

Turkish author Omur Iklim Demir (photo: Omur Iklim Demir)

Book review: Omur Iklim Demirʹs "Buch der entbehrlichen Gedanken"

Artfully enigmatic

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