“We must underline the importance of dialogue between Islam and the West, and we should overcome the historical difficulties that have divided them. The main condition for dialogue between the West and the Muslim world is: Western countries need to change their attitude and Muslims commit themselves to democratic norms, beyond the cliché that secularism means democracy and Islamism means dictatorship”, explains Gholamali Khoshroo, an Iranian scholar, Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam and former Deputy Minister of Mohammad Khatami.


Interview by: Nina zu Fürstenberg

Filmmaker: Anna Fanuele



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