Akbar Ahmed

Chair of Islamic Studies, American University

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Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, DC; former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Great Britain and author of many books including his latest, Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization

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Ever since the Enlightenment, deep thinkers have claimed that modernity would drive out religion, probably by the end of the 20th Century.

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Ever since the Enlightenment, deep thinkers have claimed that modernity would drive out religion, probably by the end of the 20th Century.

Religion in the 'Modern World'

Ever since the Enlightenment, deep thinkers have claimed that modernity would drive out religion, probably by the end of the 20th Century.

from To the Point

Despite photographs of a gunman and doctors' reports of bullet wounds to the head and chest, the Pakistani government claims that  Benazir Bhutto  died when her head struck the sunroof…

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Despite photographs of a gunman and doctors' reports of bullet wounds to the head and chest, the Pakistani government claims that Benazir Bhutto died when her head struck the sunroof…

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