Topic: Islam and democracy

Turkish rapper Saniser (photo: leo xandre)

Shaking the status quo in Turkey

#Susamam rappers: "Turkish society is on our side"

Wearing blue as a sign of solidarity, members of the Sudanese community in Amman met at Jadal cultural centre in July to commemorate those killed during a violent crackdown on Sudanese protesters on 3 June (photo: Marta Vidal)

Sudan in transition

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Darfur refugees dream of return

Bidoons demonstrate for Kuwaiti citizenship (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Y. Al Zayyat)

Disenfranchised in the Gulf

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The Bedoons – Kuwait's stateless minority

Women belonging to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board protest against the triple talaq or instant divorce bill in 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/Pacific Press/S. Saha)

Instant Islamic divorce in India

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Triple talaq ban divides Muslims

Anti-Assad protests in Syria, 2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Elfiqi)

Assad & Baʹath party rule

About Syria, which is no more

Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor, currently imprisoned (screenshot: YouTube)

Political activism in the Gulf

The UAEʹs policy of zero tolerance

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?

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