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Daughters of Jihad: The German Women of Islamic State

Daughters of Jihad: The German Women of Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 13, 2015

Much is known about men leaving Germany to take up arms on behalf of Islamic State. Less has been reported about the flocks of women traveling to Syria to join the jihad. Experts view them as a growing terrorist threat. By Jörg Diehl, Hubert Gude, Barbara Schmid and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]

The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?

The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 27, 2015

Relative to the size of its population, no other country in Europe sends as many young jihadists to Syria as Belgium does. But why? Some say one problem lies with the fractured nature of the country itself. By Katrin Kuntz and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 26, 2015

Following the recent terror attacks in France, more French Jews than ever before are planning on emigrating to Israel. Life there is expensive and far from perfect, but anti-Semitism in Europe, say many, is becoming intolerable. By Nicola Abé and Julia Amalia Heyer in Tel Aviv and Paris more... Comment ]

The Lost Children: France Takes Stock of Growing Jihadist Problem

The Lost Children: France Takes Stock of Growing Jihadist Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 06, 2014

More than 1,000 young people from France have joined extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, more than from any other European country. The recruits are no longer just coming from the margins of society. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

The Muslims of Tromsø: Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun

The Muslims of Tromsø: Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 25, 2014

During Ramadan, Muslims fast until the sun goes down. But what if you live in a place where there is no sunset? The believers in Tromsø, Norway spent years searching for a solution to that conundrum. Now that they have found one, new problems have arisen. By Dennis Betzholz  in Tromsø, Norway more... Comment ]

French Philosopher Finkielkraut: 'There Is a Clash of Civilizations'

French Philosopher Finkielkraut: 'There Is a Clash of Civilizations'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2013

French society is under threat, argues philosopher Alain Finkielkraut in a controversial new book. The conservative spoke to SPIEGEL about what he sees as the failure of multiculturalism and the need for better integration of Muslim immigrants. Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr and Romain Leick more... Comment ]

Legal Limbo: Lawyers Seek Clarity on Headscarves in Court

Legal Limbo: Lawyers Seek Clarity on Headscarves in Court

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2013

The German court system has a patchwork of rules and regulations about whether female lawyers should be permitted to wear the hijab, or Muslim headscarf, in court. Experts say the lack of legal clarity is unsustainable, and that a big debate is brewing. By Joachim Wagner more... Comment ]

Islam in Germany: Burqini Ruling Was the Right Call

Islam in Germany: Burqini Ruling Was the Right Call

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 12, 2013

A German court ruled Wednesday that schools can require Muslim girls to participate in co-ed swimming classes. They were right to do so -- but not for the reasons many conservatives suggest. A Commentary by Dietmar Hipp and Maximilian Popp more...

Burqini Ruling: Court Says Schools Can Require Co-Ed Swims

Burqini Ruling: Court Says Schools Can Require Co-Ed Swims

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2013

Germany's top federal administrative court has ruled that schools can require Muslim girls to participate in co-ed swimming classes. The judges argue they can wear a burqini to address any concerns about religious dress codes. more...

German-Turkish Voters Turn Away from SPD

German-Turkish Voters Turn Away from SPD

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 16, 2013

According to a poll commissioned by the online newspaper Deutsch-Türkisches Journal (DTJ), 90 percent of German-Turks intend to vote in the German elections in late September -- a 15 percent increase over the last election in 2009. By Jane Paulick more...