Monday, July 29, 2013

Lafif Lakhdar RIP

Via MEMRI's email:
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) mourns the passing of its Board of Advisors member Lafif Lakhdar, a pioneering liberal thinker and visionary, and a leading progressive voice in the Arab intellectual scene.
To read about Lafif Lakhdar, see:
Inquiry& Analysis Series Report No. 314: Lafif Lakhdar: A European Muslim Reformist. January 5, 2007
Special Dispatch No. 439: Liberal Journalist Fired from Al-Hayat. November 13, 2002
To read his writings, translated into English by MEMRI, see:
Inquiry& Analysis Series Report No. 222: Tunisian Reformist Thinker: Secularism is Vital for the Future of the Arab and Muslim World. May 19, 2005
Special Dispatch No. 333: The Role of Fatwas in Incitement to Terrorism. January 18, 2002
Special Dispatch No. 852: Tunisian Progressive: 'Islamism is the Mother of All Big Lies." January 25, 2005
Special Dispatch No. 576: Tunisian Intellectual Al-Afif Al-Akhdar on the Arab Identity Crisis and Education. September 21, 2003
Special Dispatch No. 518: Arab Statesmanship's Fatal Flaw: Backward Political Decision-Making. June 5, 2003
Special Dispatch No. 225: Zionism and Nazism: A Discussion on the TV Channel Al-Jazeera. June 7, 2001
Special Dispatch No. 1193: Interview with Editor in Chief of the Reformist Website June 28, 2006
Special Dispatch No. 1157: Lafif Lakhdar: Religion Within the Limits of Reason. May 5, 2006
Special Dispatch No. 1729: Tunisian Reformist Lafif Lakhdar: European Muslims Should Adopt Universal Values; There is Only One Civilization; The Koranic Verse on Wife-Beating Should Be Abrogated; When Bourguiba Abolished Polygamy in Tunisia, the Majority of Women Were Opposed; Why Bring the Mosque into French Schools When the Church Has Been Taken out of Them. October 2, 2007
Special Dispatch No. 2173: Renowned Arab Thinker Lafif Lakhdar: Hamas is Bringing Disaster Upon the Palestinians. January 4, 2009
Special Dispatch No. 1663: Tunisian Intellectual Lafif Lakhdar to the G8: Solving the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Will Dry up Support for Islamic Terrorism. July 24, 2007
Special Dispatch No. 499: A Tunisian Intellectual on the Arab Obsession with Vengeance. May 5, 2003
Special Dispatch No. 142: An Arab Call for Peace. October 20, 2000
Special Dispatch No. 404: Liberal Arab Columnist: Why the Palestinians Miss Opportunities. July 29, 2002
Special Dispatch No. 2009: Tunisian Intellectual Lafif Lakhdar in Open Letter to Syrian President Assad: Shake Hands with Olmert and Greet Him With "Shalom." July 31, 2008
Special Dispatch No. 401: Liberal Columnist Calls on Hamas to Stop Terrorism. July 21, 2002


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