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Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow on Islam and modernity at the Cato Institute and the author of “Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance.” (St. Martin’s Press, 2021)

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Islamic Views on Blasphemy Are More Complex Than Pakistani Courts Admit

Islamic Views on Blasphemy Are More Complex Than Pakistani Courts Admit

Islamic scholars in freer societies should help Pakistan by sharing a message that is crucial for the future of not just this Muslim nation but also Islam itself: Killing or tormenting innocent people in the name of the Prophet Muhammad doesn’t protect his “honor.” If anything, it only defames Islam.

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