Fighting Islamophobia with Rational Arguments: Interview with Gudrun Krämer

4 February 2011

Renowned scholar of Islam Gudrun Krämer regularly contributes to the public debate on Islam in Germany. She is director of the Institute of Islamic Studies at the Free University Berlin and director of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies. Her special research subjects include religion, law, politics, society and the modern age of Islam. According to Prof Krämer, the problem with the discourse on Islam and Muslims in Germany is that it generally focuses on “problem areas”, completely ignoring the positive aspects of Muslim life and integration.