Kuwaiti columnist Ibtihal al-Khatib: “my problem is with religious coercion”

An interesting video from Memri TV: Kuwaiti columnist Ibtihal al-Khatib – a Muslim woman – discusses religion, dissent,  and civil rights. She makes a compelling argument for the separation of religion and state – and asks a straightforward question: will people follow a religious ruling even if it goes against the best interests of the nation?

Unfortunately, this video is no longer available on YouTube. Click here to see it at MEMRI TV.


 “…You people! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you might get to know one another…”

Qur’an 49:13