A call for freedom in the Muslim world

Published on: November 29, 2018
Freedom is what we all want, but this right has been denied to many Muslims around the world. I remember the electrifying chants in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where a million voices chanted the same word: "hurriya, hurriya, hurriya” - freedom, freedom, freedom. They got a glimmer of freedom, but the dream was quickly quashed when their elected government was overthrown in a military coup. 


“Can Muslims embrace freedom?” is a question I am often asked by friends from other faiths and of no faith. Sadly, I answer with a “no” for the immediate term, but a “yes” for the longer term. The former is reality, while the latter is my wishful thinking.

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