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Mustafa Akyol:
Faith versus tradition in Islam

TEDxWarwick · 17:11 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam
17:11 · Filmed March 2011 at TEDxWarwick · Subtitles available in 37 languages

Journalist Mustafa Akyol talks about the way that some local cultural practices (such as the seclusion of women) have become linked, in the popular mind, to the articles of faith of Islam. Has the world's general idea of the Islamic faith focused too much on tradition, and not enough on core beliefs?

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Mustafa Akyol is a columnist for Turkey's oldest English-language daily, Hurriyet Daily News. Full bio
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