Sunday, June 2, 2013

Quote of the Day (Abdullah Saeed, on Islam and Religious Freedom)

“Despite current challenges, the degree of freedom available to many Muslims, particularly those who are based in intellectually free societies (many of which are in the West), can be used to challenge those who threaten religious liberty. Muslims, who now make up roughly 20 percent of the world’s population, have a political and religious duty to take into account the important values and norms that have extensive grounding in Islam’s most sacred texts and its own tradition. In doing so, Muslim thinkers will be returning to their most important sources of authority, the Qur’an and the Prophet, in support of tolerance and religious liberty.”-- Abdullah Saeed, “The Islamic Case for Religious Liberty,” First Things, November 2011

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