Topic: Colonialism

Islamist activists carry placards against Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was released in 2018 after spending eight years on death row for blasphemy; Karachi, 21 November 2018 (photo: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

Execution for a Facebook post?

Why blasphemy is a capital offence in some Muslim countries

Erodgan presenting a map of northeastern Syria (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/S. Weng)

Turkey and northern Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's deadly serious colonial project

King Hussein of Jordan speaks at the re-opening of Parliament in 1957 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

One hundred years of Jordan

"A land for all Arabs" turned Middle East anchor of stability

Dr Guido Steinberg (left) and Ulrich Tilgner (photos: Eventpress Stauffenberg/picture-alliance and Future Image/imagoimages)

New books on the Middle East

The clouds of war or the dawn of a new beginning?

The poster of a demonstrator against Islamophobia in Paris reads: "Let Muslims have their faith" (photo: Getty Images/ AFP)

"An Imaginary Racism: Islamophobia and Guilt"

Deeply ignorant – Pascal Bruckner's hateful verbal crusade

People watch a TV broadcast of Narendra Modi leading the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan ceremony in Ayodhya (photo: Getty Images/AFP/P. Singh)

Dispute about the temple to Lord Ram in Ayodhya

The end of India's post-colonial consensus

Exhibition flyer for “Berlin, capital of exiles? – Be/coming/home” (photo: dis:orient)

Exhibition: "Be/coming/home – Berlin, capital of exiles?"

Monument to diversity in the "Capital of Exiles"

"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

Many people in Nice are still in shock over the latest Islamist terror attack (photo: Norbert Scanella/Panoramic/Imago Images)

France, terrorism and identity politics

Emmanuel Macron's determination to pick the wrong battle

Floral tributes outside Notre Dame Basilica, Nice (photo: DW/Marina Strauß)

Terrorist attack on Nice church

French Muslims grieve following another Islamist outrage

Disinfection measures against the coronavirus in Iran (photo: picture-alliance/AP/V. Salemi)

COVID-19 and terrorism

9/11, coronavirus – epochal events that force a re-think

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