The Berlin Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque opened in the summer of 2017. The intention of its feminist leader, Seyran Ates, is to create an atmosphere for a peaceful and democratic Islam. Odile Heynders praises Ates as an excellent public intellectual.
With growing sense of negativity and 'othering' of Islam in political sphere, in this article I take the story of a Dutch Muslim convert to explore religious and social factors attributed to his change.
Erdoğan is a charismatic leader who is changing the political landscape of Turkey as we know. As he faces increasing resistance to his leadership, we analyze him as an individual and his message as a leader.
Since its launch in 2014, Pegida has constructed a strong collective identity. It includes oppositional framing, boundary work and the construction of 'us' vs. 'them' with the implication of 'us' being better than 'them'.
Explaining political failure is as relevant as explaining political success.This analysis explores why Lindsey Graham's political message did not succeed in capturing the electorate in the campaign for the Republican presidential primaries.