(English) As part of the symposium “Honour Killings and Emancipation” from the Post-Graduate Seminar “Perception of Gender Differences within Religious Symbol-Systems”, Julius-Maximillian-University, Wuerzburg, 19.01.2006.
(English) Turkish-Muslim and German conceptions on the subject of “honour” and “dignity” were the focus of this symposium of the Körber-Stiftung in the year 1999. As a rule violations of honour are perceived by Muslim-Turks to be especially fierce attacks. Non-Muslims most often lack the background knowledge necessary for understanding this conflict.
(English) Honor killings take place today not only in the eastern part of Turkey. In Germany, too, and in the other countries of Europe, women die “for reasons of honor”. Till now, German criminal investigative departments do not compile any separate statistics, but unofficial statistics quote at least 49 honor killings or attempts at such in Germany between 1996 and 2005. The United Nations estimate that ca. 5000 honor killings (along with a high number of unreported cases) have been committed world-wide.
(English) “Multi-culti” – a catchword we all know. A concept that today is looked at rather critically but, in past decades, was to a large extent a guideline for the shared life of Christians and Muslims in Europe, even if by far not everyone was aware of this premise. Multi-culti – a result of an historical development into which we have stumbled rather than consciously planned and controlled. A development that, in addition, resulted from the false intellectual premises that accompanied the contemplation of the migration of Muslim workers to Germany, as well as from indifference and ignorance.
Reinheit und Ehre im Islam Inhalt: Liebe Leser Die Bedeutung der Reinheit für die Gottesbeziehung im Islam (Hans-Martin Killguss) Die Suche nach Reinheit durch rituelle Waschungen (Carsten Polanz) Ehrenmord und Ehrvorstellungen in islamisch geprägten Gesellschaften (Christine Schirrmacher) Worte aus der islamischen Überlieferung (Daniel Hecker) Buchbesprechungen (Rezensionen) PDF: Islam und christlicher Glaube Nr. 2/2006 (6. Jg.)