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#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

January 21, 2015, 01:22 PM

The vast majority of Muslims in Germany condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. But they are concerned that a new wave of Islamophobia may wash over the country anyway. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Hospital of Hope: City Marred By Xenophobia Seeks to Reinvent Itself

Hospital of Hope: City Marred By Xenophobia Seeks to Reinvent Itself

January 14, 2015, 03:39 PM

Xenophobic riots in 1991 transformed the eastern German town of Hoyerswerda into a symbol of post-communist hate. Now, though, the community is courting foreign health workers and seeking to reinvent itself. Can it work? By Fiona Ehlers in Hoyerswerda, Germany more... Comment ]


Prying into Pegida: Where Did Germany's Islamophobes Come From?

Prying into Pegida: Where Did Germany's Islamophobes Come From?

January 12, 2015, 05:38 PM

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Dresden on Monday evening for the latest march of Pegida, a group opposed to the "Islamization" of Europe. Organizers have billed it as a mourning march for Charlie Hebdo. But where does the group come from? By Maximilian Popp and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]

Keeping Its Composure: Germany Seeks Calm after French Attack

Keeping Its Composure: Germany Seeks Calm after French Attack

January 12, 2015, 01:31 PM

The German government is trying to address the French terror attacks with a sense of calm, with no plans for new terror laws. However, fears are growing that the massacre will boost a disturbing anti-Muslim current in the country. more... Comment ]

A Fleeting Renaissance: German Jewish Communities Face Uncertain Futures

A Fleeting Renaissance: German Jewish Communities Face Uncertain Futures

January 06, 2015, 04:27 PM

In recent decades, Germany's Jewish community enjoyed considerable growth. Due to changes in the government's immigration policy, however, the number of new members has fallen and the population is graying fast. Has the boom ended? By Pavel Lokshin more... Comment ]

Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security

Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security

December 28, 2014, 08:01 PM

US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, is full of holes. The good news: New Snowden documents show that some forms of encryption still cause problems for the NSA. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The End of Tolerance? Anti-Muslim Movement Rattles Germany

The End of Tolerance? Anti-Muslim Movement Rattles Germany

December 21, 2014, 10:18 PM

Disenchanted German citizens and right-wing extremists are joining forces to form a protest movement to fight what they see as the Islamization of the West. Is this the end of the long-praised German tolerance of recent years? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

NSA Spying Scandal: SPIEGEL Stands Behind Merkel Cell Phone Spying Report

NSA Spying Scandal: SPIEGEL Stands Behind Merkel Cell Phone Spying Report

December 13, 2014, 11:05 AM

In 2013, SPIEGEL reported on the tapping of chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the NSA. Now the case is back in the news following the German federal prosecutor's efforts to publicly undermine SPIEGEL's credibility. By Rüdiger Ditz more... Comment ]

War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

December 01, 2014, 06:11 PM

The German government has had enough of reading about state secrets in the media. SPIEGEL has learned that officials are now preparing to file a criminal complaint against unknown persons and has undertaken other efforts to identify moles as well. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Emperor's New Clothes: Money Lacking for Facade of Berlin's New Palace

Emperor's New Clothes: Money Lacking for Facade of Berlin's New Palace

November 21, 2014, 05:14 PM

Construction on Berlin's new city palace is continuing apace, but organizers lack the money necessary for the structure's Baroque facade. Even worse, the Berlin city-state may back out of the project. By Sven Becker and Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]