May 1, 2011

Playboy’s Muslim Cover Girl: Is Sila Sahin Good for Women?

Actress Sila Sahin has sparked outrage as the first Turkish woman to pose for Playboy, but perhaps her […]
March 7, 2011

‘Virginity surgery’ is on the rise across Europe

Facing cultural and religious pressure, Muslim women in Europe are turning to hymenoplasty surgery to give the illusion […]
February 8, 2011

Turkish man kills wife and cuts off her head

Presumably out of a violated sense of “honor”, a Turkish-born man has killed and dismembered his wife in […]
February 2, 2011

Hesse bans burkas for state workers

The German state of Hesse has banned the wearing of the burka – the Muslim dress that covers […]
January 28, 2011

Feo Aladag focuses her camera on honor killings

Though rarely documented in the U.S., the tradition of “honor killings”: putting a woman to death for having […]
January 26, 2011

A German film that the Oscars missed

Referring to the new German film “Die Fremde”, or “When we Leave”, Francine Kiefer writes: “It had not […]
January 6, 2011

Taboos and Fear among Muslim Girls

Young Muslim women are often forced to lead double lives in Europe: they have sex in public restrooms […]
December 2, 2010

Muslim imam who lectures on non-violence in Germany is arrested for beating up his wife

A Muslim imam who lectures on non-violence and advises the German government on interfaith issues has been arrested […]
November 26, 2010

Germany’s Family Minister slams ‘macho’ Muslim culture

Germany’s Family Minister Kristina Schroder slammed on Friday what she sees as a growing tendency to violence stemming […]
October 27, 2010

German government to criminalise forced marriages

The German government agreed Wednesday to make forced marriages a specific, punishable criminal offence, punishable by up to […]
October 13, 2010

German university launches training for imams

A pilot program at the University of Osnabrueck (Germany) started in early October to train imams–not only in […]
September 8, 2010

Merkel honours Danish Muhammad cartoonist Westergaard

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad caused anger […]
August 7, 2010

German authorities close down mosque linked to 9/11

Authorities in Hamburg, Germany, said that they had shut down the mosque where several of the hijackers involved […]
June 11, 2010

German teachers to get guidelines on forced marriage

German teachers are to get guidelines on handling with pupils the issue of forced marriages, the government said […]
June 6, 2010

Study finds young, devout Muslims in Germany more prone to violence

The willingness to commit violent crimes grows among young Muslim immigrants in Germany the more religious they become, […]
May 21, 2010

Family strife blamed for high suicide rate among Turkish women

While a nationwide study has yet to be undertaken, regional data from Cologne and Frankfurt shows that young […]
April 30, 2010

Police save 15-year-old girl from forced marriage

German police saved a 15-year-old Hamburg girl from a forced marriage this week, freeing her from the family […]
April 21, 2010

Outspoken German professor of Islam is no longer a Muslim

Muhammad Kalish, an outspoken German professor of Islam, whose initial appointment angered Muslim groups, has renounced Islam, the […]
April 2, 2010

An Enthusiastic Defender of Freedom

Necla Kelek’s new book “Himmelsreise” (“Journey to Heaven”) casts a critical look at Islam and condemns the oppression […]
February 8, 2010

Weinthal: German Cultural Appeasement

Benjamin Weinthal argues: “Just when the murderous lessons of political Islam–from the numerous terror attacks to “honor killings” […]