Press review

For the newspaper Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Dr. Hüseyin Çiçek, political scientist and research assistant at EZIRE, analyzes the announcement of the Turkish president Erdogan to antedate the parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey by one and a half years. The new election date is set for ...

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...

In an interview with the broadcasting station Deutsche Welle, Mathias Rohe, lawyer, Islamic scholar and director of EZIRE, welcomes the verdict of the German Federal Supreme Court on the Wuppertal "Sharia police". The court ruled that public presence with reflective vests marked "Sharia police" can ...

Just how peaceful is religion? In a debate with the German newspaper Nürnberger Nachrichten, Mathias Rohe, director of EZIRE, debates the violent potential of Islam and Christendom together with Tarek Badawia, professor for Islamic-Religious Studies and Islamic education at FAU, and Stefan Ark Nitsc...

The debate on how to deal with criminal clans that are up to mischief in Germanys main cities and because of whom certain quarters have dwindled to so-called "No-Go-Areas", is not new. Internal security has also been one of the main campaign issues in the state legislature elections of the German fe...

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.