As Muslims become more integrated, the importance of religion as a "counter identity factor" seems to dwindle, the Dutch report says (photo: Markus Kirchgässner)

Muslims in the Netherlands

Majority Favors Separation of Religion and Politics

Boxing has long been considered a male only domain - this may now change (photo: Markus Kirchgässner)

Women Boxers in Jordan

"Revolutions Have to Start Somewhere"


Working on an Intercultural Business Climate

German-Arabic Student Exchange

"They're Not Riding to School on Camels"

image: Gruenhelme


Green Helmets – Dialogue Means Respect

Portrait Fatma Akyüz

Martial Arts as a Means to Strengthen Willpower

The Afghan government wants refugees to return home to help build up the country, says Georg David (photo: AP)

Interview Georg David

Refugees Return to Afghanistan

Thirteen years olf, Rubab Raza has already taken part in several international swimming competitions (photo: AP)

2004 Olympics

Female Swimmer to Represent Pakistan in Athens

Headcarf by Hana Sadiq, presented at a fasion show in Rome, 2003 (photo: AP)

Modern Islam

Allah Is Great, Allah Is Different

Inul Daratista, "the Girl with the Breasts" (photo: Indonesian embassy in Japan)


Miss Inul Is Testing the Nation's Morals

Cuenca's cathedral has a past most Cuencans don't know about (photo:


The Cathedral Used To Be a Mosque

German and Bengali students working on a solar energy plant (photo: Technical University Berlin)

German-Bengali Cooperation

Using Solar Energy for Cooling

Ali, the Prophet's son-in-law and nephew (photo: AP)


A Massacre as a Turning Point


Women Issuing Fatwas

photo: FDP web-site

Turks in Germany

Becoming German, but Staying Muslim

Marriage counseling is beginning to gain acceptance in Egypt (photo: AP)

Marriage Counseling

A "School of Marital Bliss" in Cairo

Aid organizations depend on the right images to raise money (photo: AP)

Aid Organisations

The Business of Helping People

Internet user in Alexandria, photo: AP


The Media and Civil Society

Christian Abdul-Hadi Hofmann, elected chairman of the Muslim Academy, photo: bpb


Foundation of a Muslim Academy

Can courses on Western culture prevent this? (photo: AP)

Arab Universities

East Discovers West