“Martin Luther” of Islam …


Talk about tomorrow like it is yesterday
Talk about yesterday like it is tommorow
Some call him the “Martin Luther” of Islam. Last year, “British Prospect” and the U.S.’s ” Foreign Policy” magazines ranked him number 8 out of the world’s top 100 contemporary intellectuals; Time Magazine went as far to say that he is one of the top 100 innovators of the 21st Century.

Tariq Ramadan is an advisor to the UN on Islam and secular issues,

and currently serves as a professor of Islamic Studies at Oxford University in England.

He is also the author of books such as “Western Muslims, and the Future of Islam”, “To Be a European Muslim “,

and “Jihad, Violence, War and Peace in Islam”, and “Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation”;

he’s contributes to the UK’s Guardian newspaper, as well.

Ramadan speaks of his varied background – his great-uncle is a reformer of Islam, and his grandfather, a slain founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

He shares his own thoughts on Egypt and why it’s not a democracy, but why creating sustainable “democracies” is the ultimate solution for the Muslim World.

Ramadan asks citizens of the Middle East to stop pleading victimhood, and start demanding free and fair elections.

He declares that Turkey is “a European country”, though he’s not optimistic that Turkey will accede to the EU in the next 10 years.

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