A moderate Muslim manifesto

A new independent attempt at creating moderate Islam was penned up by two Turkish Muslim intellectuals: Zeyno Baran and Mustafa Akyol.

The Manifesto calls for moderation - rejecting violence and supporting democracy, secular law and women's rights.

The test of whether this attempt succeeds or fails depends on whether Muslims sign it - both the general population as well as religious and political leaders.

Sources: Spiegel (English), Muslim Manifesto (English)

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