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Charlie Hebdo attacks: time for Islam to reform

"The Islam of the future, if it is to survive, will be based on liberty, equality and fraternity: a fitting tribute to this week's martyrs of Paris"

By Usama Hasan  

A star and crescent moon above the Grand Mosque in Paris. © Fredrik von Erichsen/DPA/Press Association Images

Islam, like other major world religions and philosophies, has been a major contributor to civilising the world for the past 14 centuries. The author and academic Richard Bulliet makes the case for an “Islamo-Christian civilisation,” challenging the notion that irreconcilable differences prevent a peaceful co-existence, which is already a reality in parts of the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern…

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