The truth, which has become something of a taboo, is that Osama bin Laden was a calamity for the world, as was George W. Bush. The latter dreamed of seeing his name go down in history, and 9/11 was an opportunity too good to pass up. Ten years after the attacks on the US, we should remember the victims of both men, writes Jürgen TodenhöferMore
The terrorist attacks on New York and Washington a decade ago have deepened the gulf between Christians and Muslims – but since the events of that day, the dialogue has become more sincere. By Matthias DrobinskiMore
After a decade, 9/11 is over. Its main legacy – the idea that Islam is fundamentally opposed to Western democratic values – has finally lost its power of persuasion. What is making this antithesis untenable is the Arab Spring, which is revealing rather different sides to both Muslims and what the West has stood for in the past. An essay by Geert J. SomsenMore
In his essay, the well-known Iranian religious intellectual Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari describes the reaction to 9/11 in Iran, highlights some of the root causes of terrorism and suggests how it can meaningfully be counteredMore
She may laugh a lot, but Humaira Ameer Rasuli lives dangerously. The Afghan human rights activist speaks out in a country where women are still excluded from the development process. By Sandra PetersmannMore
"Shalimar the Clown", Salman Rushdie's most recent novel, is a furious tale about a lost paradise. In this interview with Lewis Gropp, Salman Rushdie talks about how the Indian army and militant jihadists destroyed Kashmir's traditional culture of toleranceMore
Women have been the driving force behind the months of protest that resulted in the ousting of Sudan's long-term president, Omar al-Bashir, in a coup d'état. They continue to protest for peaceful change and are willing to accept great hardships along the way.