Seyran Ates founded the Ibn-Rushd-Goethe Mosque in Berlin as an inclusive place of worship for liberal believers. Her efforts have resulted in attacks and death threats, mostly originating abroad. Still, her vision is spreading to other cities.
Can Muslim women and men pray together as equals? In Berlin, a liberal mosque housed in a Protestant church just opened. Many people are pleased, but not everyone. DW's Sabine Kinkartz reports.
Shortly after Trump said the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Jewish Museum Berlin opened an exhibition investigating the history of the city where religion and politics are inextricably interwoven.
The hostile reactions to the opening of a "liberal mosque" in Berlin are no great surprise. They are not, however, evidence that Islam is incapable of reform, says Loay Mudhoon.
Seyran Ates, the attorney, author and women's rights activist, has opened a Berlin mosque that preaches religious freedom and equality. It's a brave statement of tolerance in an age of increasing fundamentalism.
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