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Religious notions

SUNNI AND SJIA: The religious contradictions between the two main directions of Islam are not so great. But in conflicts between countries and groups, they are used for everything they are worth.

Why does Islam need a sexual revolution?

ISLAM: In a time when fear of Islam is spreading, Seyran Ates writes that Islam needs a sexual revolution to gain respect from the world community.

The anatomy of democracy

Fukuyama: Francis Fukuyama is one of the world's foremost democracy theorists, and this book gives an updated introduction to his overall authorship.

Can Islam be modernized?

REFORM: A thorough presentation and discussion of the work that is being done to reform Islam, in Norway and internationally.

A female imam is struggling to create a collective

MARIAM MOSKEEN: In 2015, Syrian-Finnish Danish Sherin Khankan decided to start a women-led mosque in Copenhagen. Instructor Marie Skovgaard has followed her struggle between personal vision and the challenges of creating community.

An explanation of European racism

Islamist tries to understand the background of Muslim conditions in Europe, but the explanation in his analysis is limited.

The scary sound of religion

Fanaticism and extremism arise the moment religion is detached from its cultural and historical background.

To understand Hezbollah

Hezbollah has Islamized the class struggle. The belief gives strength to an ignored population, concludes author and researcher Sarah Marusek after two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Lebanon.

Sparkling new talents in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Film Festival introduces fresh talent and new voices during this year's festival, while reflecting the cultural diversity Edinburgh has to offer. 

When the Syria warriors return home

Hundreds of European youth have traveled to join the war in Syria – some have since returned. In the book The Returned, the French journalist David Thomsons claims that many of them bring jihad back home and try to explain how and why. 

Islam's forgotten culture and the meaning of Sufism

What kind of change has happened to a culture that has fascinated explorers and free thinkers for centuries?

Johan Galtung: How is Norway going?

How independent and critical can one be? In Part 2 of the double interview with Johan Galtung, we talk about Norway's relationship with the United States, Sweden, Muslims, anarchism and Marxism.

The bloody blasphemy heritage of the colonial lords

This month's support mark in honor of an Islamist killer is rooted in an obscure and brutal history – and also shows the deep divide that characterizes many Pakistani communities. It is important not to make the divisions bigger.

The free nature of Allah

Conversation with Shoaib Sultan