If Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs, or Diyanet, gets its way, imam Ahmet Muhsin Tüzer will be forbidden from preaching in his small mosque because of his second love: Turkish rock music. Singing breaks a taboo.
More and more Turks are turning to atheism. That could very well have to do with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly theocratic politics, observers say.
It is the first time the pope has ever visited the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam. Francis' trip to the United Arab Emirates has given new hope to interfaith dialogue, says DW's Christoph Strack.
If the interior minister wants "Islam in Germany," then it's right to consider a mosque tax, in line with Germany's church tax. But it's just one battle over the future status of that Islam, says Christoph Strack.
Hanan and Huda Othman have made it. Despite dealing with prejudice in Syria for their different religions, the couple is now enjoying the freedom and independence it always dreamed of — in northern Germany.
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