Dear Facebook, This Man Is Not a Terrorist: Selfie with Merkel Haunts Refugee

Dear Facebook, This Man Is Not a Terrorist: Selfie with Merkel Haunts Refugee

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 19, 2017

Under normal circumstances, he would be considered a shining example of integration. But a selfie of Anas Modamani together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been used repeatedly to label the young Syrian refugee as a terrorist. The 19-year-old has had enough and is taking legal action against Facebook. By Fabian Reinbold more... Comment ]

Domestic Refugees in Ukraine: Waiting Out the War

Domestic Refugees in Ukraine: Waiting Out the War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 19, 2017

The war in eastern Ukraine has uprooted hundreds of thousands of people, forcing them to flee from the constant shelling. Many of them have since found shelter, but they are yearning to return to their old lives. By  Yuliana Romanyshyn and Anastasia Vlasova (Fotos) more...


The Death of an Ideal: Killing in Germany Triggers Fresh Refugee Debate

The Death of an Ideal: Killing in Germany Triggers Fresh Refugee Debate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2016

The recent rape and murder of a student in the bucolic university town of Freiburg, Germany, has shaken a city that welcomed refugees with open arms. As it emerges that a young Afghan man may have been the killer, a national debate on migrants is unfolding. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Refugees in Crisis : The Death Strip at the Turkish-Syrian Border

Refugees in Crisis : The Death Strip at the Turkish-Syrian Border

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 07, 2016

Assad and Russia are destroying Aleppo and tens of thousands of Syrians have left the city as they search for safety. But under pressure from Europe, Turkey has sealed off its border to Syria. Those who try to cross often don't survive. By Riham Alkousaa and Maximilian Popp at the Border between Syria and Turkey more... Comment ]


Overflowing Camps: EU-Turkey Refugee Deal Dying in the Greek Islands

Overflowing Camps: EU-Turkey Refugee Deal Dying in the Greek Islands

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 18, 2016

Ever since the failed military putsch in Turkey, the number of refugees making the trip across the Aegean to Greece has been rising again. The camps on the islands are full and the EU-Turkey deal is in danger of collapse. By Eren Caylan, Giorgos Christides and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Foiled Islamist Attack in Germany: A Terrorist, Three Heroes and a Bumbling Judiciary

Foiled Islamist Attack in Germany: A Terrorist, Three Heroes and a Bumbling Judiciary

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 14, 2016

Jaber al-Bakr was allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Berlin. But then he was captured, tied up and turned into the police by three Syrian refugees. SPIEGEL spoke with the trio and with al-Bakr's brother to learn more about the case -- one which ended with al-Bakr's suicide and questions about the German judiciary. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Attack Plans in Germany: Refugees Celebrate Capture of Terror Suspect

Attack Plans in Germany: Refugees Celebrate Capture of Terror Suspect

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 11, 2016

Syrian refugees on Sunday night captured a man suspected of planning a terror attack in Germany, tied him up and turned him over to police. As information about his plans continues to emerge, Syrians in Germany are celebrating the man's capture. more...

The Hate Factory: When Free Speech and German Law Collide on Facebook

The Hate Factory: When Free Speech and German Law Collide on Facebook

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 06, 2016

American authorities are fining companies like Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank billions of dollars for violating the law. In Germany, though, where Facebook is allowing mass violations of hate speech legislation, the government is letting the social media platform get away scot-free. By Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]


Masoud's Revenge: Syrian Refugee Helps Germans Hunt Down IS

Masoud's Revenge: Syrian Refugee Helps Germans Hunt Down IS

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 04, 2016

As a prisoner of Islamic State in Syria, journalist Masoud Aqil suffered torture and death threats. Now in Germany, he is helping law enforcement officials hunt down former IS members who came to Europe as refugees. By Jonas Breng more... Comment ]

 One Month in Clausnitz: A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety

 One Month in Clausnitz: A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 28, 2016

The village of Clausnitz in Saxony became shorthand for the ugly, xenophobic side of Germany after residents threatened a bus full of refugees. We spent a month in the town in an attempt to find out what happened. By Takis Würger (text) and Sven Döring (photos) more... Comment ]