Muslims in GermanyRSS

Related articles, background features and opinions about this topic.

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 ]

What's Wrong with Saxony? A Search for the Roots of Fear and Racism

What's Wrong with Saxony? A Search for the Roots of Fear and Racism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 25, 2016

For a time after reunification, Saxony was widely considered an eastern German success story. Lately, however, the state's image has darkened. Weekly Pegida marches combined with an ongoing rash of anti-immigrant attacks are raising uncomfortable questions. By Maximilian Popp, Andreas Wassermann and Steffen Winter more... Comment ]

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 ]

Mobs and Counter-Mobs: Pitfalls, Prejudice and the Cologne Sexual Assaults

Mobs and Counter-Mobs: Pitfalls, Prejudice and the Cologne Sexual Assaults

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2016

The events in Cologne were perpetrated by a sexist criminal mob -- and have triggered the rise of racist digital mob in response. The incident has shown that much of the public doesn't care much about sexual violence, unless it comes from foreigners. A Commentary by Sascha Lobo more... Comment ]

Cologne Assaults: Police Report Outlines 'Chaotic and Shameful' New Year's Eve

Cologne Assaults: Police Report Outlines 'Chaotic and Shameful' New Year's Eve

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 07, 2016

An internal police protocol has revealed the full extent of the violence in Cologne on New Year's Eve. According to the report, which SPIEGEL has seen, officials were overwhelmed and powerless to help some people calling for help. more... Comment ]

Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'I Don't See Any Reason for Jews Here To Emigrate'

Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'I Don't See Any Reason for Jews Here To Emigrate'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 08, 2015

In an interview, the heads of Germany's Protestant and Jewish communities discuss Martin Luther's anti-Semitism, growing fears after the Paris attacks and whether Islam truly belongs to the country. more... Comment ]

#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2015

The vast majority of Muslims in Germany condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. But they are concerned that a new wave of Islamophobia may wash over the country anyway. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Prying into Pegida: Where Did Germany's Islamophobes Come From?

Prying into Pegida: Where Did Germany's Islamophobes Come From?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 12, 2015

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Dresden on Monday evening for the latest march of Pegida, a group opposed to the "Islamization" of Europe. Organizers have billed it as a mourning march for Charlie Hebdo. But where does the group come from? By Maximilian Popp and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]

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 Özlem Gezer more... Comment ]