Topic: Islam and democracy

Favourite to win the presidential election: Sadyr Zhaparov

Kyrgyzstan elections

Zhaparov's seduction of the people

"Prayer in Cairo" by Jean-Leon Gerome (source: Kunsthalle Hamburg [[File:Prayer in Cairo 1865.jpg|Prayer in Cairo 1865]] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prayer_in_Cairo_1865.jpg)

Authoritarianism and underdevelopment in the Islamic world

Islamic clerics and statesmen in an unholy alliance

"Abolition de l'esclavage" by François-Auguste Biard, 1849 (photo: 1. www.assemblee-nationale.fr2. langlois.blog.lemonde.fr, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org)

"A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa"

Decolonising Maghreb history

Erdogan addressing the Turkish parliament over French caricatures (photo: AP Photo/picture-alliance)

France's freedom of speech

Turkey hits at 'Crusades' against Islam in cartoons row

Teachers taking photos of the demonstration held in Amman on 29 July 2020 to protest the government decision to dissolve the teacher's syndicate and arrest its leaders (photo: Sherbel Dissi)

Amman and The Teachers' Syndicate

Free speech for everybody? Not so in Jordan, apparently

"Bonaparte before the Sphinx" by Jean-Leon Gerome, 1824 -1904 (source: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

The West and the Middle East

Casting a long shadow – Napoleon's intervention in Egypt

Syymbolic image of the threat to peace in Afghanistan; suicide attack in Kabul, August 2019 (photo: AFP/W. Kohsar)

No end to conflict on the Hindu Kush?

Islamic State threatens long-term peace in Afghanistan

A Pakistani soldier collects information from an Ahmadi Muslim resident (photo: Getty Images/A. Ali)

Endemic anti-Ahmadiyya discrimination

Pakistan's "Commission for Minorities" without the Ahmadis

"Straight Voice", Khartoum, Sudan: a young man recites a poem, holding his left hand to his chest. He is surrounded by demonstrators who light him up with their cell phones. The jury chose the picture by the Japanese artist Yasuyoshi Chiba because it provides inspiration to the viewer in uncertain times. It also won the category "General News, Single Image" (photo: AFP/Y. Chiba)

Germany hosts the Sudan Partnership Conference

A historic opportunity to move Sudan's transition along

Dutch sociologist Ruud Koopmans (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/gbrci)

Non-fiction: Ruud Koopman's "Das verfallene Haus des Islam"

Cherry-picking for a distorted image of Islam

(photo: Reuters/A. Konstantinidis)

Protests bring Beirut’s abandoned Egg back to life

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Sudan's premier Abdalla Hamdok give a press conference in Khartoum on 03.09.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Nietfeld

Horn of Africa

Give Sudan's fledgling democracy the support it deserves!

Iraqi women protest in Basra, 7 September 2018 (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

Patriarchy and governance

Iraq's token females

Constitutional law professor and presidential frontrunner Kais Saied (photo: Reuters/M. Hamed)

Polling in the Maghreb

Presidential run-off in Tunisia, but will anyone vote?

Turkish rapper Saniser (photo: leo xandre)

Shaking the status quo in Turkey

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

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