Societies dealing with secular revolutions and religious counterrevolutions must engage with each other rather than sharpening their blades.
On March 12, 2017, Ahmed Daqamseh, the Jordanian soldier who had murdered seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997, was released from prison. Sadly, some Jordanians welcomed Daqamseh home as a hero, meeting him with cheers. To praise a man who killed children is a pathological enmity that corrodes basic decency.
Muslim reformers should study the Jewish Enlightenment, an intellectual movement that began in 18th-century Europe.
FORWARD FORUM The historic visit to Israel this week by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, leader of the Justice and Development Party, proves that a Muslim who is serious about his religion can be friendly to Israel, and that those who predicted a decline in Turkish-Israeli relations following the rise of Erdogan’s Islamic-