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 Tromsų: Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun

The Muslims of Tromsų: 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 Tromsų, Norway spent years searching for a solution to that conundrum. Now that they have found one, new problems have arisen. By Dennis Betzholz  in Tromsų, 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...

Suspicion and Hate: Racist Attacks On Arabs Increase in Israel

Suspicion and Hate: Racist Attacks On Arabs Increase in Israel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 05, 2013

Arabs are being beaten and insulted in Israel, where the number of racially motivated attacks has risen dramatically. The unresolved conflict, fueled by nationalist politicians, is shifting from Palestinian areas into the Israeli heartland. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

German Jihadists: Officials Fear Return of Syrian War Veterans

German Jihadists: Officials Fear Return of Syrian War Veterans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 26, 2013

German security officials believe that a number of Germans have teamed up with radical Islamists on the frontlines in Syria. What worries them most are the training and ties they've gained abroad -- and whether they'll continue the jihad once home. By Matthias Gebauer and Raniah Salloum more... Comment ]

'I Am a Bomb': Mother Acquitted over Child's 9/11 Shirt

'I Am a Bomb': Mother Acquitted over Child's 9/11 Shirt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 11, 2013

A French court has dropped charges against a mother accused of glorifying terrorism by sending her 3-year-old son to kindergarten wearing a 9/11-themed T-shirt. The decision has infuriated officials. more... Comment ]