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Democracy and Islam

Democracy Series Democracy and Islam s – a major project which over the next 12 months will bring together parliamentarians, academics, opinion formers, and the public to debate some of the most pressing challenges currently facing British democracy. Professor Haleh Afshar’s piece tackles some of the key issues at stake in this debate. Drawing upon Islamic teachings as […]

  • Haleh Afshar
  • 2010
Democracy and Islam
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    Democracy Series Democracy and Islam s – a major project which over the next 12 months will bring together parliamentarians, academics, opinion formers, and the public to debate some of the most pressing challenges currently facing British democracy. Professor Haleh Afshar’s piece tackles some of the key issues at stake in this debate. Drawing upon Islamic teachings as well as the experiences of many British Muslims, she suggests that the notion of a distinct choice between being a good citizen and being a good Muslim is overstated, and that democracy and Islam are more compatible than many Muslims and non-Muslims believe. This theme is picked up in different ways by our three commentators: Sir Iqbal Sacranie (Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain), Madeleine Bunting (The Guardian), and Professor Brian Barry (London School of Economics and Columbia University).

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    • Haleh Afshar
    • 2010
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