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Germany's Muslims and European Islam | Hilal Sezgin

2011, Fri, Jan 21
Germany's Muslims and European Islam

Hilal Sezgin, born 1970, studied philosophy in Frankfurt am Main before working for a number of years as a cultural writer at the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau. Since 2007, she has lived near Lüneburg, Germany, and worked as a freelance journalist. She writes for publications such as Die Zeit, Frankfurter Rundschau, Berliner Zeitung and die tageszeitung. Her work focuses on philosophy, Islam, migration, feminism and animal ethics. She has published books about women of Turkish descent in Germany and on modern readings of the Koran. Hilal Sezgin is a regular author of the “Islamic Word” at the German broadcaster SWR and a member of the Liberal-Islamischer Bund (Liberal Islamic Association). She was recently honored with the 2010 European Muslim Women of Influence Award. Recent publications: 'Mihriban is Mad at God' (2010) and 'Country Life. From Someone Who Moved Out' (forthcoming).