Mehmet Osman Gulyesil

Mehmet Osman Gulyesil

Mehmet Osman Gülyeşil studied Law and Islamic Sciences at Georg-August-University of Göttingen and Yeditepe University of Istanbul. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at Humboldt University of Berlin and writing his dissertation on "Islamophobia and Law in Europe and Germany". Gülyeşil is taking courses in Islamic Law at the University of Münster, and also teaching Constitutional Law at Humboldt University of Berlin. He was awarded a scholarship by the Avicenna Foundation in Germany.
The Misuse of Integration as a Kampfbegriff in Germany

The Misuse of Integration as a Kampfbegriff in Germany

April 29, 2017
There is a deep divide among Turks and German authorities as well as, sadly, the common citizens. If Germany was able to both take a positive step towards the Turkish minority and refrain from demonizing Turkey, the country would have acted culturally in a more modest and proper manner.
Impunity for Hate Rising in Europe

Impunity for Hate Rising in Europe

March 13, 2017
In these times of immense hate and violent propaganda, a strong application of law is indispensable. If we fail to recognize this and act accordingly with strong protective laws, we risk giving birth to deadly symptoms of immunity, to hatred and acceptance of intolerance.
Leitkultur 2 0 How the CDU Tries to Recapture Lost

Leitkultur 2.0: How the CDU Tries to Recapture Lost Votes

January 3, 2017
Even though German society becomes ethnically, religiously and culturally more diverse, the political trend goes back to the idea of the so called Leitkultur.
Islamophobes in Search of a New Orientalism Samuel Schirmbeck s

Islamophobes in Search of a New Orientalism: Samuel Schirmbeck’s “Islamic Crusade”

December 22, 2016
Secular, enlightened and protestantized Muslims, or activists like Tunisian Amina Tyler – who exposed her body in 2013 with the slogan "This body is mine. It is no one’s honor" – correspond with the ideal Muslim prototype in Schirmbeck's mind.
The Fear of Decline Cultural Pessimism in Europe

The Fear of Decline: Cultural Pessimism in Europe

October 3, 2016
Such cultural pessimism has been revived by the advocates of the new right wing in Europe. For more than a decade they have created hysterical or malevolent concepts such as “Eurabia,” “Londonistan,” or “Dhimmitude.”
Is German Law Being Politicized

Is German Law Being Politicized?

August 16, 2016
Although the refugee deal between Turkey and the European Union demonstrated that both partners needed each other, the "Böhmermann-case", the chronic antagonism towards the Turkish government in the German mainstream media and the "Armenian genocide" resolution passed by the German parliament are some of the factors that have caused severe strain in the long-standing relationship between Germany and Turkey.
Deficits of Freedom of Expression in Germany

Deficits of Freedom of Expression in Germany

June 3, 2016
The court decision proves that the poem itself is a criminal act in the form of an insult, without a doubt. But Böhmermann's use of a clearly insulting poem shows us the scope of, and the lack of limitations on, freedom of expression in Germany.