“Unfortunately, Muslim countries are competing with each other on issues such as poverty, lack of education, corruption, internal conflicts and human rights violations. It is difficult to speak of the existence of a single Muslim country on the earth that would set an example with its scientific knowledge production, advanced technology level and contemporary democracy. The name of Muslim countries and Muslims is mostly associated with sectarian conflicts, poverty, totalitarian regimes and terrorism. Islam and Liberty Network is one of the few think tanks that produces ideas about how to get out of this chaotic situation in the Islamic World and tries to show that Islam as a religion is compatible with the values of free society by referencing to Islamic sources.”
Nurettin Kalkan PhD candidate at Hacettepe University Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Ankara, Turkey.