Islam and Democracy

Hugh Pope
*Author of Turkey Unveiled (Overlook, 2001)

Akbar Ahmed
*Chair of the Islamic Studies Department at American University in Washington, D.C.
*Author of Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society
*Former Pakistani Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Afshin Molvai
*Author of Persian Pilgrimages: Journeys Across Iran (W.W. Norton, 2002)

Iran's leaders struggle with an Islamic dissident. A conservative political party with roots in Turkey's Islamist movement takes on the job of running a secular state. Join host Neal Conan and his guests to discuss democracy and Islam.

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