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Dr. Hüseyin Çiçek, political scientist and research associate at the EZIRE, comments  on the election victory of the Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Vorarlberger Nachrichten. Similar to the referendum on the introduction of the presidential system, the head of state did not achi...

Category: Interview, News, Press review

Is the use of violence legitimized by Islamic Law? Is the Koran calling for the murder of non-believers? And what is the “Islamization of the Occident” all about? These are the questions that Mathias Rohe, founding director of the EZIRE, is concerned with in a new Focus series. In “Faktencheck Islam...

On Sunday, April 16th, the citizens of Turkey voted on introducing a presidential system. This constitutional referendum marks a new pinnacle of political developments in Turkey that have left Western states uneasy. Many fear the country is slowly drifting toward autocracy. Where to is Turkey’s path leading? And what role does Islam play in these new developments? Hüseyin Çiçek, a research associate at the EZIRE, addressed these questions in various contributions for radio and television.

Category: Interview, Islam in Bayern, News, Press review

In his newly published book "Inside Islam", Journalist Constantin Schreiber draws a negative picture of mosques in Germany. Many of the prayers visited by him contained anti-democratic ideas. In conversation with Deutschlandradio Kultur , Mathias Rohe, Islamic scholar and director of the Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe, comments on Schreibers work.

Category: EZIRE in the Media, Interview, News, Press review

Terrorism, burqa, child marriage – this have only been some of the "Islamic" subjects that German society has been occupied with throughout last year. But do these bad news really bear with scrutiny? With regard to Islam, which challenges are awaiting Germany in 2017 and how can those challenges be dealt with, while including Muslims in the process? Mathias Rohe debates stock of Islam in Germany in 2016 in conversation with Christiane Florin from Deutschlandfunk.