What Islam Could Teach Donald Trump about Democracy and Freedom

At The Washington Post,¬†David Decosimo, professor of theology at Boston University, writes, “President Trump is driven by the idea that Islam is a threat to what makes us American.” But, he argues, Trump could learn about the American values of freedom and equality from Islam and Muslims. Decosimo¬†writes, “For Islam and the American founders alike, freedom is about protection from arbitrary power and rule by law, not the caprices of men. Theirs is a vision where citizens stand not in slavish deference to masters but on equal terms with all.”

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