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The Kurdish resistance

Monday's news that the Kurds had finally driven ISIS out of Kobani was cause for celebration among the 110,000 Kurds who live in Berlin. Here's a look at that community from our December "Islam in Berlin" issue. more »

Jan 27, 2015 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

The new Charlie Hebdo: A look inside

Charlie Hebdo's “survivors“ issue, its first since last week's massacre, hits Berlin kiosks on Sat. Its Muhammad cartoon cover already sparked controversy and boycotts in the Muslim world and in the US and UK – but not in Germany. more »

Jan 15, 2015 4:45 PM Zeitgeist

Hippy Muslims

In our December Islam issue, we spotlighted Berlin's Sufi community, a peace-loving group of Muslims who are about as far away from current headlines as you can get. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:30 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Charlie Hebdo: Satire to die for

In the wake of yesterday's attacks, there’s no better response than to publish Charlie Hebdo's most provocative covers. Here are a few of our favourites – and why we believe in the inalienable right to free press. more »

Jan 8, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Bärgida: Behind enemy lines

We all know about Monday night's "Bärgida" demonstration. But what was it like to actually be on the front lines, undercover among the anti-Islamic protesters... as a black Frenchman? more »

Jan 6, 2015 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

My little brother, the Muslim

What's a family to do on Christmas when one of the flock converts to a different religion? Coming together under such circumstances can take a little effort. A Berlin Studentin recounts how her sibling’s sudden conversion changed their whole family. more »

Dec 23, 2014 11:30 AM Zeitgeist 4 Comments

Searching for radicals

Germany has banned ISIS, but this doesn’t seem to have stopped ever more youth from joining the jihad in Syria. Who are Berlin’s recruits? We went looking for extremists and found… “Salafists”. more »

Dec 19, 2014 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Slow Politics, big results

The results are in! Berliner Gazette's 14th Slow Politics (Nov 13-15) conference at Wedding's Supermarkt yielded some hefty conclusions. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Escape for the winter

A new-ish Hungarian gaming import is testing the waters here: live-action room escapes. Will Berliners line up to get shut in? more »

Dec 10, 2014 4:40 PM Zeitgeist

How to talk about Islam in ISIS times?

The Western media paints a dark picture of Islam, equating the 1.6 billion followers to the few foulest parts, but our latest issue shows you many more faces of ISLAM IN BERLIN. On stands now! more »

Dec 3, 2014 5:00 PM Zeitgeist

Ask Hans-Torsten

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com.

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