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You Can’t Have a True Muslim State without Freedom, Democracy, Music, Art and Science

Christians and Jews would be enjoying freedom, peace and safety in a truly Muslim State.

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A street scene in Cairo, Egypt.

A street scene in Cairo, Egypt.



On the other hand, freedom comes with responsibilities and therefore one is not completely free in his actions. In other words, one’s freedom cannot override other’s rights. For instance, a Muslim cannot act in a way to hurt another person or damage his honor and self-respect. Along the same line of thought, an idolater or atheist cannot also act in any way against another’s dignity, self-respect or chastity. Thus, nobody can interfere with another’s rights. The important thing is for people not to harm one another, not to insult or physically attack one another. Otherwise, they should be as free as the birds of the air and enjoy their right to express themselves and behave. As long as people do not act violently or interfere with other’s freedom, there should be unlimited freedom.

Sinem Tezyapar

About the Author: Sinem Tezyapar is an executive producer on Turkish Television. She is a political and religious commentator and a peace activist. She can be reached on Facebook, and Twitter.


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