Zainab Khan defines herself as “a human being” who happens to be a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a mentor, a Muslim… Someone for whom her heritage is “very important, because that’s the story I’m able to preserve”. Her father was from Afghanistan, her mother was Indo-Pakistani and she was born and raised in the US, so she feels like a “third spacer”.
Kristin Bohner is Christian and admits certain envy every time she sees Muslims prostrate themselves on a rug to pray, without using a bank. Cagatay Caliskan is Muslim and admires the wealth of traditions Jews have. Esther Hirsch is Jewish and recognizes that she did not know all the things that Jews and Muslims had in common. All three of them live in Berlin. They are part of a team that is working to build the first great sacred place that will host three religions and all the others which want to take part, welcoming atheists or agnostics as well. The doors of ‘House of One‘ will be wide open to everyone.
She was trying to reach Greece with her family last week. The information about her is so scarce that even her name is not something we know for sure.
One in every 110 people around the world has had to leave home. It’s as if a person fled every two seconds.
They left home to join the self-declared ‘Islamic State’ in Syria or Iraq. They are originally from 33 other countries; 15 of them European. The UK is the European state with more returnees, while France is the one with more foreign fighters who join ISIS on the ground, according to a new study.