03 February 2017
With religion playing a greater role in public life today, it is crucial for moderate religious leaders to work hard to win support, a prominent scholar on the Middle East said yesterday.
The key, said Professor Vali Nasr, is to deliver on economic growth and ensure its benefits are evenly spread among the people.
Speaking at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies symposium on religion, he dug deep into Islam’s past to explain why the allure of Islamic fundamentalism endures even now, and how moderate Muslim leaders can help to counter it.
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Last updated on 03/02/2017