Monday, November 23, 2009

Pluralistic Democracy in the Islamic World: Prospects and Potential

By Maggie Roth
Gordon College News Service

On November 5th, 2009, Dr. Is-haq Akintola addressed a full auditorium on the topic of pluralistic democracy in the Islamic world. This lecture, which was a sponsored by the social and behavioral sciences department, was the last of Akintola's many talks he has given over the past three weeks he has been at Gordon College.

In his lecture, Akintola said that although extortion and crookedness in Nigeria has become widespread, Muslims believe there will be good government.

"The people will not live in fear. The purpose of democracy is good government. Muslims believe that is coming," Akintola said.