To ensure freedom of expression is not compromised, moderates on both sides should step in to find a sustainable mechanism to bridge the divides in our globalised world, in which racism and radicalism have a devastating effect on everyone, says Ibrahim El Houdaiby.
CAIRO - Last week, Dutch MP Geert Wilders released his movie Fitna, attacking Muslims and the Qur'an, amidst wide international worries that airing the movie would only lead to further cross-cultural tensions, and perhaps violence. Influential Muslim figures, including some Salafi Saudi scholars, had threatened to boycott the Netherlands while official figures in Iran threatened to review diplomatic relations with the country if the film was aired. Once again, the overall cross-cultural scene seemed less than promising.
Thankfully, the reaction of Danish Muslims was sedate. However, it is clear that people like Wilde
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