Muslim Reform Movement embraces secularism and universal human rights

A coalition of Muslim writers, activists, and politicians has launched a “Muslim Reform Movement” rejecting violence and calling for a defence of secularism, democracy, and liberty.

The reformers have issued a  Declaration defending gender equality, freedom of speech and freedom of religion, stating that they are for “secular governance” and “against political movements in the name of religion.”

They have called for the separation of “mosque and state” and emphatically reject the “idea of the Islamic state”.