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ISLAM RISING : The Thinkers

April 06, 1993

"Islam must and can innovate. It is not static. But to achieve our goals, we must be contemporaneous and live in our time, not be mired in the past."

RACHID GHANNOUCHI, Leader of Tunisia's Renaissance Party *

"The experience of America is an example of what freedom is. Freedom is the basis of democracy, and freedom should be the best expression of collective will."

ABASSI MADANI, A leader of Algeria's Islamic Salvation Front *

"Rampant corruption, disregard for fundamental human rights, denial of educational and employment opportunities to women, illiteracy, economic disparities and tolerance of tyrannical regimes are not the symptoms but the causes of our decay."

ANWAR IBRAHIM, Malaysia's finance minister

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