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Mr. Mustafa Akyol



Date: Thursday, June 21, 13:15 – 13:45
Location: Oren 3 Hall

Mr. Mustafa Akyol, Turkey:

Columnist, Hurriyet Daily News; political commentator. Author: Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case For Liberty (2011).
 
Islam and democracy: Myths and Facts
 
Could predominantly Muslim societies ever develop democracies of their own? Does Islam need a full-fledged secularization or “reform” before that? Mustafa Akyol offers answers drawn from the example to late Ottoman Empire, modern day Turkey and the Arab Middle East.

 






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