Religiöser Exptremismus: Viele Probleme sind hausgemacht — MiGAZIN de interview mit Otmar Steinbicker (In German language-‘Many problems are homemade’ )

Religiöser Extremismus, Pegida, Afghanistan – viele Themen stoßen derzeit aufeinander. Otmar Steinbicker, Herausgeber des Aachener Friedensmagazins aixpaix.de, erklärt im Gespräch, wie diese Themen zusammenhängen und sich gegenseitig “hochschaukeln”. Otmar Steinbicker, Journalist und Herausgeber des Aachener Friedensmagazins aixpaix.de. © Beate Knappe (…)   Steinbicker: Unbedingt! Ein Attentat hat nichts mit einer Religion als Gesamtheit zu tun,…

Tariq Ramadan: My Absence Would Certainly Be The Most Powerful Speech I Have Ever Given At ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) — The Islamic monthly com

On Sunday, August 10th, 2014, renowned and notable scholar and professor Dr. Tariq Ramadan posted on his webpage a piece titled Why I Will Not Attend The ISNA And RIS Conferences. The post stirred much heated debate over social media, with notable scholars also responding and urging him to reconsider his position in light of points they…

‘The Shared Library of the Mediterranean’ — A video interview with Luigi Mascilli Migliorini, University of Naples on Reset Doc org

  Click Image to watch The Shared Library of the Mediterranean “Being a historian I believe that one of the reasons for today’s problems with what we call ‘dialogue among civilizations’ in the Mediterranean area – precisely between the northern and the southern shore – is the result of an imprecise basic vocabulary” explains historian…

Brown daily Herald com: Aga Khan stresses importance of pluralism

 Aga Khan emphasizes collective responsibility, cracks jokes in talk on tradition and technology     (…) After his lighthearted foray into social media humor, the Aga Khan adopted a more serious tone. “We often think about technological innovation as a great source of hope for the world, (and) we hear about how the Internet can…

„Entwicklung als Aufklärung“ — Gespräch mit Prinz Karim Aga Khan IV in Zeitschrift Entwicklungspolitik, November 2005 von Konrad Melchers (In German)

The following article  „Entwicklung als Aufklärung“ (Development as Edudation) was published in “Zeitschrift Entwicklungspolitik” (Journal of Development policy) on November 2005 by Dr. Konrad Melchers who interviewed His Highness the Aga Khan when the Aga Khan was awarded the Quadriga Prize in Germany. With the author’s kind permission we have scanned the article (PDF and…

Der Islam als vitale Wissenskultur: Interview mit Angelika Neuwirth — Qantara de (In German language, click link below to read in English)

(English) Islam as a Culture of Knowledge: Interview with Angelika Neuwirth Die Behauptung, dem Islam fehle die Aufklärung, ist ein uraltes Klischee, meint die Berliner Arabistik-Professorin und Islamwissenschaftlerin Angelika Neuwirth. Der Stolz auf die Aufklärung verleite immer wieder dazu, die westliche Kultur der islamischen als überlegen darzustellen. Mit Neuwirth sprachen Anna Alvi und Alia Hübsch….

29-year-old Muslim woman named culture minister of Norway – Ahram org

The first ever Muslim minister in the Norwegian Cabinet is Hadia Tajik of Pakistani origin, who was handed the culture portfolio Minister of Culture of Norway, Hadia Tajik (Photo: Ahram) On Sunday, with no precedent in Norwegian history, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed Hadia Tajik, a 29-year-old Muslim woman, as minister of culture, making Tajik…