Patrick Bahners born in Paderborn in 1967, he studied history and philosophy in Bonn and Oxford. The journalist and author became an editor for the feuilleton of the German daily »FAZ« in 1989, and its head in 2001. He was a lecturer at the universities of Bonn and Frankfurt/Main, and a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. In his polemical writing »Die Panikmacher« (tr. The Scaremonger) he discusses the increasingly xenophobic feelings in Germany against Islam and puts to right some false statements made by those critical of Islam.
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