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The Forgotten Liberalism Within Islam

Today, in most minds, the words “liberalism” and “Islam” can come together only to form an oxymoron. However, this was not the case a century ago. The Islamic world was still much less open and democratic then the West, but most intellectuals and statesmen of that world were self-declared liberals. One of the vanguards of this forgotten trend was an ...

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Will the military come to rescue the secularists?

Sure, it is a change that we are not discussing secularism and the military as its vanguard during an election campaign.   These two have come to the agenda following the confessions of veteran journalist Mehmet Ali Birand, who admitted that secular circles have always pushed the military to stage coups and that the mainstream media are inclined to be ...

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