Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish writer and journalist with a regular column in the English-language paper Hurriyet Daily News. Akyol is a committed advocate for freedom of expression at a time when Turkey has increased its crackdown on the media, with journalists facing threats, raids, and prison sentences. He is an expert on Islamic issues who argues against religious extremism from a Muslim point of view. Akyol’s 2011 book "Islam Without Extremes" called for an interpretation of Islam that fuses liberal ideas with a respect for religious tradition. He has also appeared on programs such as BBC’s "Hardtalk" and CNN’s "Fareed Zakaria GPS," and is a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times.

Tweets by Mustafa Akyol

  • @naderalihashemi I think "Muslim unity" was possible only when the Prophet was alive. Since his passing, never ever.Wed Jun 28, 11:24pm
  • @naderalihashemi Sure, I don't dispute that. It is politics which even created the secterian divide. Ali and Aisha fought over politics.Wed Jun 28, 11:23pm
  • We Muslims will never “unite.” And we don’t have to. We just have to tolerate diversity, settle disputes with diplomacy, live-and-let-live.Wed Jun 28, 10:06pm

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