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possible options. He is certainly not arguing that human beings do not make choices, but rather that to bring the language of choice as a preference to bear where religion is con- cerned is profoundly misleading.

4. The American Revolutionary slogan is cited in Mitchell, “Religion Is Not a Prefer- ence,” 360.

5. Jeffrey Stout, “2007 Presidential Address: The Folly of Secularism,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 76 (September 2008): 533.

  • 6.

    Stout, “Folly of Secularism,” 542.

  • 7.

    Stout, “Folly of Secularism,” 543.

  • 8.

    Katrin Bennhold, “Spurning Secularism, Many French Muslims Find Haven in

Catholic Schools,” New York Times, 30 September 2008, A6. Available at www.nytimes. com/2008/09/30/world/europe/30schools.html?pagewanted=1.

9. We call ourselves “the Malta Forum” as our first meeting took place on the island of Malta, itself historically a site of both the clashing and intermingling of Muslims, Christians, and Jews.

10. Ahmad S. Moussalli, The Islamic Quest for Democracy, Pluralism, and Human Rights (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2001), 158.

  • 11.

    Moussalli, Islamic Quest for Democracy, Pluralism, and Human Rights, 161.

  • 12.

    Moussalli, Islamic Quest for Democracy, Pluralism, and Human Rights, 165.

  • 13.

    Saad Eddin Ibrahim, “Toward Muslim Democracies,” Journal of Democracy 18

(April 2007): 10.

14. Abdou Filali-Ansary, “Muslims and Democracy,” in Larry Diamond, Marc F. Platt- ner, and Philip J. Costopoulos, eds., World Religions and Democracy (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005), 153, 154.

  • 15.

    Filali-Ansary, “Muslims and Democracy,” 160.

  • 16.

    Bernard Lewis, “A Historical Overview,” in Diamond, Plattner, and Costopoulos,

eds., World Religions and Democracy, 171.

17. Abdelwahab El-Affendi, “The Elusive Reformation,” in Diamond, Plattner, and Costopoulos, eds., World Religions and Democracy, 213–14.

18. Ladan Boroumand and Roya Boroumand, “Terror, Islam, and Democracy,” in Dia- mond, Plattner, and Costopoulos, eds., World Religions and Democracy, 229.

19. Francis Fukuyama, “Identity, Immigration, and Liberal Democracy,” Journal of Democracy 17 (April 2006): 10.

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