By Mustafa Akyol
“A delightfully unique take on…the clients for liberal democracy within the broader Islamic heart East.”―Matthew Kaminski, Wall highway Journal
because the Arab Spring threatens to offer solution to authoritarianism in Egypt and studies from Afghanistan aspect frequent violence opposed to U.S. troops and ladies, information from the Muslim global increases the query: Is Islam incompatible with freedom? In Islam with no Extremes, Turkish columnist Mustafa Akyol solutions this query by way of revealing the little-understood roots of political Islam, which initially integrated either rationalist, versatile traces and extra dogmatic, inflexible ones. although the inflexible traditionalists gained out, Akyol issues to a flourishing of liberalism within the nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire and the original “Islamo-liberal synthesis” in present-day Turkey. As he powerfully asserts, simply by way of accepting an earthly country can Islamic societies thrive. Islam with out Extremes deals a desperately wanted highbrow foundation for the reconcilability of Islam and liberty.