#97 The Surprising Power of Muslim Minorities – Yahya Birt on #Unscripted

Can Muslims in the West lead the revival of Islamic civilisation? That’s what we discuss in today’s #Unscripted podcast, with Yahya Birt. He is the author of the recent report by the Ayaan Institute think-tank, titled: Ummah at the Margins: The past, present and future of Muslim minorities.

His report argues that strategies to enhance the freedoms and prosperity of Muslim minorities requires urgent attention and these have often been overshadowed by interstate rivalries in the Muslim majority world that sees these minorities as either national assets or liabilities.

He argues that Muslim minorities have strong soft power potential to revitalise Islamic civilisation as globally connected to all multipolar powers in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, provided that Ummah solidarity is nurtured in ethical terms rather than neutered in service to religious nationalisms.

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