- March 05, 2014
Across Germany, right-wing organizations are using anti-Islam rhetoric to further their ideas -- and finding a receptive audience. Now legal experts are debating whether it's time for a new kind of hate-crime legislation. more...
- December 03, 2013
German jihadists are heading to Syria in ever greater numbers, with some 230 having already traveled to join the opposition in battle. A German politician wants to create an early warning system to prevent young men from making the trip. more... [ Comment ]
- November 18, 2013
Burak Karan had a bright future as a professional soccer player in Germany and even played for the national team's youth side. But he ended his career at 20 and joined radical Islamists. He was killed in Syria in October. more... [ Comment ]
- November 14, 2013
For the first time in Germany, politicians seem close to a deal that would extend the right to dual citizenship to children of immigrants and naturalized Germans. The national identity of thousands of young people hangs in the balance. more... [ Comment ]
- September 27, 2013
In the latest twist in a controversy that has divided Germans, a regional court has ruled that doctors need to discuss circumcision procedures with the child before they can be carried out. more... [ Comment ]
- September 19, 2013
Several recent controversies in Germany -- from the treatment of refugees to the obstacles faced by immigrants in the job market -- have thrown the issue of racial discrimination into the limelight. SPIEGEL spoke to 15 people of foreign descent to find out how racism affects their daily lives. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more...
- September 09, 2013
A German court will rule Wednesday whether Muslim girls can be exempted from co-ed swimming lessons, an issue that has sparked many disputes. The judges must decide what takes precedence: freedom of religion or the state's obligation to educate all. more... [ Comment ]
- August 02, 2013
After the discovery of previously unseen documents, former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has confirmed that in 1982, he had a plan to drastically reduce the number of Turks living in Germany. But according to a statement released by his office on Friday, the policy reflected wider debate at the time. more...