30 Sep '15, 11pm

Jefferson and Jinnah do not divide civilizations; they bridge them.

Jefferson and Jinnah do not divide civilizations; they bridge them.

Thomas Jefferson and Mohammed Ali Jinnah: Dreams from two founding fathers By Dr. Akbar Ahmed Sunday, July 4, 2010 "You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship. . . . We are starting in the days when there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one state." These are the words of a founding father -- but not one of the founders that America will be celebrating this Fourth of July weekend. They were uttered by Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of the state of Pakistan in 1947 and the Muslim world's answer to Thomas Jefferson. When Americans think of famous leaders from the Muslim world, many picture only those figures who ha...

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