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Mustafa Akyol

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
April 9, 2020
Commentary

Thou Shalt Practice Social Distancing

The world’s major faiths face a test, and some religious leaders are failing by endangering human lives in the name of adhering to tradition–and ushering in a new age of secularism in the process.

Foreign Policy
July 14, 2019
Commentary

Turkey: Three Years After the Coup

July 15 was a major trauma for the people of Turkey–a point which, I believe, has not yet been quite understood outside of Turkey, especially in the West.
Center for Global Policy
June 4, 2019
Commentary

Who’s Afraid of Arabic Numerals?

Western conservatives retreat to tribalism themselves when they deny the wisdom in, and the contributions of, sources that are not Judeo‐​Christian.
The New York Times
February 18, 2019
Commentary

The Creeping Liberalism in American Islam

Far from spreading Shariah, as Islamophobes have suggested, America’s Muslim clerics are focusing on a more familiar trend: youngsters blending into American life.
The New York Times
January 2, 2019
Commentary

China’s Gulag for Muslims

In modern‐​day “re‐​education” prisons, Beijing is forcing ethnic Uighurs to forsake their religion. Why don’t Muslim governments rise up in anger?
The New York Times