A letter series with Shadi Hamid, on liberalism, democracy, and illiberal democracy.
Sorry to disagree, but centuries of Islamic destruction across all pagan / pantheism cultures it encountered , beginning with pagan Arabia suggest that it is not the pagans or indeed the last polytheistic civilization of the Hindus at fault, but the bloodthirsty ever victim card playing Muslims who regard India as yet another pagan civilization to be destroyed. Nobody "others " Muslims, they other themselves by identifying with an ideology that should repulse any sane human being with an iota of moral values.
The liberal thought is foundationed on a subjective value system. In fact, this leaves it directly responsible for the emergence of cyclic illiberal tendencies. Then, why should liberalism be absolved of the ills and crimes of the totalitarian regimes?