Topic: Islam and democracy

Islamic scholar and writer Stefan Weidner (photo: private)

Interview with Islamic scholar Stefan Weidner

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Thinking outside the Western box

President of Turkey and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party chair Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Getty Images/A. Altan)

Not-so-splendid isolation

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Erdogan's geopolitical nightmare

The 212 Alumni: thousands of Muslim hardliners protested on 2 December 2016 over Ahokʹs alleged blasphemy. Here presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto can be seen signing 212 during the commemoration of the ʹ212 Alumniʹ demonstration in Jakarta on 02.12.2018 (photo: picture-alliance/NurPhoto/A. Raharjo)

Abusing blasphemy legislation

Indonesia's slide towards identity politics

Turkish acting legends Metin Akpinar and Mujdat Gezen (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Depo Photos)

Artists in Turkey

Erdogan′s new targets

Tunisia's Red Vests mobilise in December 2018; giletsrougesTN#, latunisieencolere# (source: Facebook)

Eight years after the Jasmine Revolution

Young Tunisians see red

German journalist and author Birgt Svensson (source: screengrab, SWR mediathek)

Birgit Svensson's biographical account "Murderous Freedom"

Between heaven and hell – fifteen years in Iraq

Novelist and activist Arundhati Roy (photo: picture-alliance/ANSA/G. Onorati)

Interview with novelist and activist Arundhati Roy

"We're up against a fascist regime in India"

Emine Ocak, a member of Saturday Mothers Turkish group is detained by Turkish female riot police during a demonstration on 25 August 2018 in Istanbul (photo: Getty Images/AFP/H. Tunc)

State repression in Turkey

Tear gas for grieving Saturday Mothers

Souad Abderrahim, a candidate of the Islamist Ennahda party celebrates after being elected mayor of the city of Tunis on 3 July 2018. She is the first Tunisian woman to hold the post (photo: REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi)

Tunisʹ first female mayor

Abderrahim runs the gauntlet for Tunisian women

Mask-wearing Modi supporters celebrate four years in power (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Kiran)

The BJP’s grand plan

Is ethnic cleansing coming to India?

Unity in Diversity demonstration in Jakarta on 19 November 2016 (photo: Reuters)

Islam and democracy

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What the Arab world can learn from Indonesia

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan react during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, 17 June 2018 (photo: Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Countdown to the Turkish election

Erdogan beats the nationalist drum

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS/dpa)| Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Comparison: India and Turkey

The Modi-Erdogan parallel

Muharrem Ince, seen as a strong contender to end president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 16 year rule next month and presidential candidate of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), waves to supporters in Menderes, Turkey on 27 May 2018 (photo: picture alliance/AP Photo/CHP/Z. Koseoglu)

Turkey's snap election

The calculus of alliances

Publicity material about Oman′s ruler, Sultan Qaboos (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Sultanate of Oman

A happy symbiosis

Supporters of Pakistani opposition parties PAT, PPP and PTI at a joint justice demonstration in Lahore on 17.01.2018, protesting the 2014 Model Town tragedy (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA PRESS/R. Sajid Hussain)

Trump's Pakistan outburst

Reckless tweets vs. democratic hopes

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