Cinema showcase in Morocco
Arab women filmmakers challenge Western preconceptions
Female filmmakers from across the Middle East are increasingly being recognised and celebrated. But the challenges they face are not always what you might expect
Esra Ozyurek on the German debate
"We must fight anti-Semitism and Islamophobia together"
Germany has long been a role model for the way it deals with Holocaust remembrance. But now this is being used to marginalise minorities, says Turkish ethnologist Esra Ozyurek
Khalil Gibran's hometown celebrates 'The Prophet' centennial
Nestled in the mountains of northern Lebanon, a museum dedicated to Khalil Gibran in his hometown of Bsharre has been celebrating the centennial of "The Prophet", the renowned author's most famous work
'Not in our name'
Jewish New Yorkers speak out against 'dehumanisation' of Palestinians
New York's two million-strong Jewish community has suffered anguish in the wake of the October 7 Hamas attacks. While many back the Israeli government's response and have rallied in support of Israel, others are unsettled by the Gaza military campaign and the huge price paid by Palestinian civilians
Muslims are already excluded from French political life: that’s the real 'abaya' issue
Abaya-wearing girls are seen not simply as students, but as envoys of global Islamism conspiring against the French nation, writes Kaoutar Harchi for The Guardian
Muslims in Europe and conflict resolution
Meet Germany's first Islamic affairs consultant
How can local authorities best understand the various Islamic groups in their communities? Or integrate young Muslims? Christoph Strack reports how Germany's first Islamic affairs consultant is resolving conflicts between mosque communities and municipalities
Cat Stevens aka Yusuf turns 75
One man, two lives
He's arguably one of the greatest singer-songwriters in the history of rock and pop. Yet that was something he himself chose to ignore for the longest time. At the age of 75, Cat Stevens, who for years went by the name Yusuf Islam, is at peace with himself and the world. By Christoph Meyer
France's 'Nahel' riots
A legacy of colonial racism?
The rioting in France seems to have eased off, but what will remain is anger. The issue of racism that is linked to the country's colonial past is more often than not brushed aside. Marina Strauss reports from Brussels
Far-right terror in Germany
Solingen: 30 years after the arson attack
Five people were killed by far-right terrorists in Solingen in 1993 because they were from Turkey. Their relatives are still fighting to preserve their memory. By Peter Hille
Germany's Turkish diaspora
Why Turks in Germany still vote for Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing an uphill re-election battle, but if the vote took place in Germany, he'd win. Burak Unveren asks why do so many Turks in Germany continue to support the Turkish president?
Islam in Europe
The big history of Albania's tiny Koran
For generations, this postage stamp-sized book has been passed down through one family -- surviving wars and one of the world's most fanatical "godless regimes".
Scotland's first Muslim First Minister
How should we rate Humza Yousaf's appointment?
The first Muslim to lead a major political party in Scotland; Humza Yousaf is also the first Muslim to head a government in Western Europe. But the picture is not all rosy, and what happens at the level of the political elite does not necessarily reflect realities on the ground. Commentary by Shady Lewis Botros