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.

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  • RT @CraigCons: Following the example of Prophet Muhammad, the Pact of Umar highlights the respect for religious pluralism in Islamic histor…Tue Apr 24, 9:25am
  • This is good: “German Muslim leader says anti-Semitism is a sin” https://t.co/4diHdWui2YTue Apr 24, 8:34am
  • This is not to give ammunition to burqa-banners in the West, but facts are facts: Ottoman Caliph-Sultan Abdulhamid… https://t.co/MpYTdE6cEoTue Apr 24, 8:20am

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