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Islam and Democracy: What's the Problem?
Tunisia's "Islamist" Ennahda party announced in 2016 that it was moving away from so-called "political Islam." The announcement was seen as a move to broaden its following by a party that has been labeled "moderate Islamist" for 30 years.
While the move was welcomed by many, others raise questions: Can Muslim-majority countries strike a balance between faith and democracy? Or, is there an irreconcilable tension between liberal values and Islamic beliefs?
In a special edition of "UpFront," recorded before Ennahda's announcement, Mehdi Hasan speaks to a panel of experts, analysts and activists about whether there can be a balance between Islamic and democratic values.
Mustafa Akyol, Turkish columnist and author of Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty.
Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian-American writer, activist and author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
Soumaya Ghannoushi, British-Tunisian writer, commentator and member of Tunisia's Ennahda party.
Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy and author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World.
Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the US and author of Pakistan: Between Mosque And Military
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