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Fear Unveiled: Why Banning the Burqa Makes No Sense

Fear Unveiled: Why Banning the Burqa Makes No Sense

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2016

Calls in Germany to ban the burqa are misguided and the move would do little to liberate Muslim women. The fight for emancipation must come from inside the religion. A SPIEGEL Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Burqa Ban Debate: Full Veils Already Mostly Prohibited in Germany

Burqa Ban Debate: Full Veils Already Mostly Prohibited in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2016

Some conservative German politicians would like to see a ban on burqas and other veils. Doing so, however, would likely violate the constitution -- and there are plenty of practical rules already in place. By Jan Friedmann, Dietmar Hipp and Conny Neumann more... Comment ]


The Returnees: Former Islamic State Members Open Up to Investigators

The Returnees: Former Islamic State Members Open Up to Investigators

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 08, 2016

Investigators in Germany often know little about the crimes committed by German Islamists who have traveled to Syria. Three returnees have broken their silence -- providing a wealth of information and angering members of the radical scene. By Jörg Diehl, Julia Jüttner, Fidelius Schmid and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

Europäischer Gerichtshof: Generalanwältin hält Kopftuchverbot im Büro für zulässig

Europäischer Gerichtshof: Generalanwältin hält Kopftuchverbot im Büro für zulässig

KarriereSPIEGEL - May 31, 2016

Unternehmen können muslimischen Mitarbeiterinnen das Tragen eines Kopftuchs untersagen. Zu diesem Schluss kommt ein Gutachten des Europäischen Gerichtshofs - das zunächst jedoch keine Folgen für Deutschland hat. mehr...


Sexism and Islam: 'Where I'm From, This is Handled By Men'

Sexism and Islam: 'Where I'm From, This is Handled By Men'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 28, 2016

The New Year's Eve attacks on women in Cologne have led to a new discussion within Germany about the treatment of women in Islamic societies. The issue has become central to the country's heated refugee debate. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Case of the Murdered Goats: Exploring Germany's Far-Right Rumor Mill

The Case of the Murdered Goats: Exploring Germany's Far-Right Rumor Mill

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2016

Absurd, unfounded reports about asylum seekers are circulating on German social media. They are part of a targeted misinformation campaign by right-wing extremists designed to instill fear and stoke anti-migrant sentiment. But where do the stories come from? By Matthias Bartsch and Anna Clauß more... Comment ]


Islamic State: The Dutch Teen Who Maps the Jihadists

Islamic State: The Dutch Teen Who Maps the Jihadists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2015

One of the foremost cartographers of the Islamic State conflict is a 19-year-old from Amsterdam. Now that he's graduated from high school, he's preparing to take his activism to the next level. By Katrin Kuntz in Amsterdam more... Comment ]

Indonesia's Secret: In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam

Indonesia's Secret: In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2015

Nowhere in the world are there more Muslims living in one place than in the Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia, which will be a guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair this fall. Can a cosmopolitan faith assert itself against Islam? A journey. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]


'I'm Not a Butcher': An Interview with Islamic State's Architect of Death

'I'm Not a Butcher': An Interview with Islamic State's Architect of Death

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2015

For one and a half years, Abu Abdullah was responsible for organizing Islamic State's suicide bombings in Baghdad. He is one of the organization's rare leading figures to be captured alive. SPIEGEL met with him in a high-security prison in Baghdad. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Hunderte Tote in Kamerun: Boko Haram nimmt Rache für Angriff der tschadischen Armee

Hunderte Tote in Kamerun: Boko Haram nimmt Rache für Angriff der tschadischen Armee

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 04, 2015

Die Armee des Tschad hatte 200 Kämpfer von Boko Haram getötet - einen Tag später folgt die blutige Antwort. Bei einem Angriff der Terrorgruppe auf ein kamerunisches Dorf sterben Hunderte Menschen. mehr...