Islam and freedom

I am just beginning to delve into Mustafa Akyol's writings on Islam, but I'm finding them very intriguing.  He is Turkish, and offers a unique perspective into Middle East politics and religion.  His article here offers some insight into his upcoming book, which I'm looking forward to reading.  Here's a snippet, but go read the whole article:
"...the scarcity of liberty in the Muslim world is not always connected with Islamic theology. There are many other factors, such as nationalism, political conflicts, secular tyrannies, and the deep-seated “oriental despotism” in that part of the world."

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