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Speaks with jihadists

German-born Mekhennet has focused her investigative career on diving into militant Islamist networks. She spoke to Sabine Kieselbach about her job’s dangers and why it is important to speak to jihadists.

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10.04.2018 | 13:10

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What attracts Japanese women to ‘Islamic State’?

A model presents a creation by designer Lynn Siregar from her brand Weddingku Gallery during Tokyo Modest Fashion Show, Muslim fashion show, at Halal Expo Japan in Tokyo, Japan, November 22, 2016.

Reports from Iraq suggest that as many as five Japanese are among those detained after the fall of an “Islamic State” stronghold near Mosul. Why did they leave safe and peaceful Japan to live in a war zone?

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14.09.2017 | 14:03

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Repentant recruit spreads word about IS

frauenISLaura Passoni was a single mother in a vulnerable state when an IS recruiter sold her a bill of goods about life with the Islamic State. Since her escape, she has dedicated her life to discouraging young people from falling into the same trap.

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29.11.2016 | 14:52

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Some Thoughts on March 8

© Reuters/Hannibal

© Reuters/Hannibal

Anyone who wants to say something on International Women’s Day this year has to say something about what happened on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany. The massive sexual assaults on women in front of Cologne central station – and also in other German and European cities – were reported in various international media. And it is abominable! In Germany this topic is now almost only discussed in the context of “foreigners and women” or “Islam males and their image of women” and “what this means for Germany.” These are of course very important and worthy of debate in the light of the gigantic wave of refugees currently arriving in Germany.

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08.03.2016 | 8:57

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Women in the News

peshmergaISIS is pretty much talked about if people are discussing terror attack. But a female Canadian soldier who fought with Kurds against ISIS said, “It is not what you expect.” Read her story here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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12.12.2015 | 11:43

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Female peshmerga fighters against ‘Islamic State’

Kurdish Peshmerga female fighters march during combat skills training before being deployed to fight the Islamic State at their military camp in Sulaimaniya, northern Iraq September 18, 2014. © Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Kurdish Peshmerga female fighters march during combat skills training before being deployed to fight the Islamic State at their military camp in Sulaimaniya, northern Iraq September 18, 2014. © Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Shiwa left her home country Iran to fight against “Islamic State” because she believes their ideology goes totally against women’s rights. She feels it’s her duty to try to stop them. Listen to her story here!

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31.10.2015 | 3:37

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Comments of the Week

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© picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Qadri

Several articles that we’ve posted triggered discussions between readers. Some of the topics are connected to religion and tradition. Check out here if your comment has been chosen for this week’s Comments of the Week.

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01.09.2015 | 6:26

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