Essays

Muslim refugees attending preparatory college at Berlin′s Free University (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

What it means to be German

1

Recognise the potential

Muslim woman with hijab in France (photo: dpa)

Islam the bogeyman

Tarred with the same brush

Protesters at an anti-Trump demo in Paris (photo: Thomas Samson/Getty Images/AFP)

Trump's Islamophobia

1

Lighting the touch paper

Democrats Abroad demonstrator protesting against Donald Trump′s policy on Pariser Platz in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The West and the Muslim world

Bin the black and white model

″No to terrorism!″ – Demonstration in Tunis against the repatriation of convicted jihadists (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Jihadism debate

Beyond the Mediterranean

Sickle moon atop a mosque minaret (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

The secularisation of Muslims

Silent withdrawal

Demonstrating for an "open and tolerant Germany and for freedom of speech and religion" at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa)

Germany′s Islam debate

For all our freedoms!

Stock secularism image (source: www.ncr.sy)

Secularism in the Islamic world

Part II – Clouding the issue

U.S. soldier displays a photo of the infamous ″Camp X-Ray″ in front of Guantanamo Bay detention camp (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Antonov)

The West and the Islamic world

Diplomatic hubris

Woman in burkini on the beach at Fort Mahon, France (photo: picture-alliance/Photopgr/Le Parisien/Arnaud Dumontier)

France and the burkini ban

2

Lawmakers beware!

Islam scholar Lamya Kaddor (photo: Dominik Asbach/Rowohlt Verlag)

Integration in Germany

What is required of us

Bullet cases (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Curtis)

Our attitude to violence

The bad guys are always the others

Arab revolt in Palestine in 1936 (photo: Public Domain)

Western involvement in the Middle East

A rotten legacy

Putin and Erdogan shake hands at a recent meeting in St. Petersburg (photo: picture-alliance/TASS/M. Metzel)

Turkish-Russian relations

Farewell America

A damaged window at the police headquarters in Ankara on 18 July 2016 (photo: Reuters/O. Orsal)

Talking Turkey

″What happens on the Bosphorus affects us all″

Pro-Erdogan demonstration on Taksim Square on 10 August 2016 (photo: Reuters/O. Orsal)

Putsch aftermath in Turkey

The coup after the coup

The Egyptian military pulls the strings of power – graffiti on a wall close to Tahrir Square in Cairo (photo. Reuters)

Political discourse in the Arab world

Defaming democracy

Muslim student during the gala evening at the Berlin Foreign Ministry in support of the European Studies programme (photo: picture-alliance/Andreas Keuchel)

Islam and feminism

Go forth and create role models!

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