Topic: Sharia

An Egyptian woman casts her vote at a polling station during the Egyptian parliamentary elections in Alexandria (photo: AP)

The Arab Spring and the Failure of Egyptian Secularism

Opportunity Missed

Police officers shave the heads of punks, Indonesia, 14 December 2011 (photo: EPA/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK)

Punks and Sharia Law in Indonesia

The Mohawk Crusade

Michael Muhammad Knight (photo: Kim Badawi - Reflux Pictures, Lorber Films)

Interview with Michael Muhammad Knight

''Religious Laws Can Change''

Andrea Teti

Interview with Andrea Teti

''The Arab Uprising Was Not about Liberal Democracy''

Tunisians celebrating on the anniversary of the revolution (photo: dpa)

Interview with Volker Perthes

''Nowhere Do I See a Theocracy in the Making''

Protests in Tahrir Square on the first anniversary of the revolution (photo: Reuters)

The Arab Spring and Political Change

Are Arabs Capable of Democracy?

Site of the bomb attack in Kano, Nigeria, on 20 January 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Militant Islamism in Nigeria

The Radical Seed of Boko Haram

Nado Abo El-Nada, center, candidate of the Salafist al-Nour party during the election campaign (photo: Reuters)

Salafists in Egypt

Exploiting the Weakness of the People

Women protesting against male violence on Tahrir Square on 20 December 2011 (photo: AP)

Mansoura Ez Eldin on Women's Rights in Egypt

Between Hammer and Anvil

Islam and Europe

The Islamic "Culture of Ambiguity"

Plurality as a Matter of Course

Cairo demonstration (photo: AP, dapd)

Interview with Margot Badran

''This Revolution Challenges Patriarchy''

Irshad Manji (photo: Christoph Dreyer)

Interview with Irshad Manji

''I Consider it Wrong to Say that Muslims are Incapable of Reform''

A young man walks past graffiti that reads 'revolution' in downtown Cairo (photo: dpa)

2011 in the Arab World

No Reason to Fear the Democratic Experiment

The Koran (photo: dpa)

Debate about Sharia and Democracy

A Western Misconception

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