Essays

Lebanese demonstrators protesting in Beirut in February 2013 (photo: DW)

Post-Arabellion reform deadlock

The logic of power

Supporter of the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement in Dresden (photo: Matthias Hiekel/dpa)

Racism in Germany

The taint of PEGIDA journalism

Former Arab dictators (from left to right): Ben Ali, Salih, Gaddafi, Mubarak (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Political rule before and after the ″Arabellion″

Internal colonialism and counter-revolution

The French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Refugee crisis in Europe

The price of European indifference

Supporters of the Pegida movement demonstrating in Dresden on 22 December 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Kay Nietfeld)

The psychology of Pegida

The craving for an enemy

Geert Wilders in front of a sign that says "Access forbidden" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Immigration and the new class divide

Feeding on people's grievances

Khola Maryam Hubsch (photo: private)

The perception of Islam as the enemy

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When fear creeps in

The Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin-Neukölln (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Paul Zinken)

Muslims in Germany

Blocked integration

Ravaged by war: The Northern Syrian city of Homs (photo: Reuters)

Syria and the Middle East

The End of the Sykes Picot System?

A Muslim family in Switzerland, the woman wearing a niqab, a full face veil (photo: imago/Geisser)

Essay by Sara Silvestri

Britain Does Not Need a French-style Burqa Ban

An anti-Syrian regime protester holds up his fingers painted in revolutionary flag colors during a protest outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 (photo: Nasser Nasser/AP/dapd)

Commentary by Daoud Kuttab

An Arab "Third Way"

The inner courtyard of Al-Azhar University (photo: picture alliance/Bibliographisches Institut/Prof. Dr. H. Wilhelmy)

Al-Azhar and Pan-Islamic Rationalism

The Demise of Islamic Centres of Moderation

An array of television cameras pointed at the viewer (photo: DW)

The Media and ''The Innocence of Muslims''

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Against the Islamisation of Muslims

Egyptian Muslim scholars from al-Azhar university hold a banner reading in Arabic 'The Azhar is with the revolution of the free people' as they stand with anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 9 February 2011 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Joris Luyendijk on the Prospects for Societal Change in Egypt

A Riveting Wave of Political and Religious Soul Searching

Women wearing burqas, Afghanistan (photo: AP)

Who Is Hidden beneath the Burqa?

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An Appeal to the West

The German Islam Scholar Lamya Kaddor

The German Islam Scholar Lamya Kaddor

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Why I as a Muslim Woman Don't Wear a Headscarf

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