For Erdogan, or Against Him: Turks in Germany Get the Vote

For Erdogan, or Against Him: Turks in Germany Get the Vote

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 06, 2014

For decades, Turks in Germany weren't able to vote, neither in their homeland nor in their adopted country. Now, Prime Minister Erdogan has changed that in the search for more support. But the Turkish electorate in Germany is torn. By Katrin Elger and ÷zlem Gezer more... Comment ]

From Prison to Jihad: Islamists†Seek Supporters†among German Inmates

From Prison to Jihad: Islamists†Seek Supporters†among German Inmates

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2014

Radical Islamists have found a new place for recruiting fresh followers: German prisons. In some jails, Muslim chaplains are successfully promoting a more moderate approach to the faith, but many more of them are needed. By Lisa Schnell more... Comment ]

Right-Wing Extremism: Germany's New Islamophobia Boom

Right-Wing Extremism: Germany's New Islamophobia Boom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

Early Warning System: A Plan to Halt German Jihadists from Going to Syria

Early Warning System: A Plan to Halt German Jihadists from Going to Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Matthias Gebauer and Hubert Gude more... Comment ]

From Soccer to Jihad: German Football Talent Killed in Syria

From Soccer to Jihad: German Football Talent Killed in Syria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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 ]

Integration Debate: Parties Close in on Dual Citizenship Deal

Integration Debate: Parties Close in on Dual Citizenship Deal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Charly Wilder more... Comment ]

Cutting Controversy: German Court†Sets New Circumcision Rules

Cutting Controversy: German Court†Sets New Circumcision Rules

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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 ]

Multicultural Germany: How We Experience Racism

Multicultural Germany: How We Experience Racism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By SPIEGEL Staff 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...