kayhan.londonSomeone without much information about the UAE asked me, “How can you write something that is so open and tolerant and modern when you come from this backward Wahabi state?” .
I responded that the book actually comes out of a context. The context is the experience of the Emirates.
I am writing to explain the kinds of freedoms that I feel – intellectual, physical and social freedoms – but I want to provide a kind of a framework that gives it grounding. We have a great tradition and experiment in the UAE that allows for this kind of openness, but we don’t necessarily have the words to describe it. So I was describing something that is a reality in our part of the world and that could be a reality for other people in the region. - Excerpt of Kayhan London's interview with Omar Ghobash -UAE's ambassador to Russia and author of the book Letters to a Young Muslim
Read the full interview by visiting our website at: www.kayhan.london/en (link in our main profile page)
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