Islam and democracy

A brief overview

Trevor Mostyn provides a short history of Islam and democracy in the Middle East.

Trevor Mostyn

Trevor Mostyn has a Master's Degree (Hons) in Arabic Language and Literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has lived in Algeria and Egypt and travels throughout the Middle East. In 1965 he hitch-hiked to India, returning via Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. Later he travelled constantly in the region as Macmillan Publishers' Middle East Manager.

A Middle East newspaper correspondent, Trevor created EU programmes for the region, writes obituaries for The Guardian newspaper, lectures on Islam and Arab and Iranian history on cruises in The Mediterranean and has published eight books on the region. 

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