The Occident is neither a state nor a community but a simple narrative – one that is often misused
The weakness and desperation of Nigel Farage’s claims are the strongest arguments for Britain to stay in the EU.
What Islam is lacking is neither Reformation nor an Enlightenment. Rather, there are two neglected measures that could make Islam sustainable for the future. The model has already been tested in the Christian world.
Through acts of terror, militant Islamists want to avenge God but commit idolatry instead.
Neither Muslims nor Christians want to force our society into new religious conflicts. It is a third group that pits them against each other.
The battle of the sexes is the fiercest debate of our time, but to what end should it lead?
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has changed Turkish Islam and thereby influences Turkish people living in Germany. We Germans must ask ourselves if his brand of Islam belongs in a Western democracy.
We should learn to deal differently with our Nazi past, for the perpetrators of the time were human beings like you and me. That does not mean, however, that we can’t continue arguing about the Führer.
My adoptive parents called me Alexander and raised me as a Catholic. But my origins lie elsewhere.
Angela Merkel achieved the best election result since the German reunification and she will lead the country, yet again, for four more years. Her party doesn’t praise her for that – it worships her.
Pope Francis has condemned gay networks inside the Vatican. But despite the conservative doctrine of the Catholic Church, its institutions often offer rare refuge to homosexual men.
Introducing a European citizenship option is a brilliant idea – not because nation-states suck, but because Europe is awesome.