Defend seperation of religion and the state

Laureaat Freedom of Worship Award 2002

Nasr h. Abu Zayd Laureaat Freedom of Worship Award 2002

He studied Arabic and Islamic Studies and was forced to flee his country because of the strong opposition to his innovative interpretation of the Koran. He defended the separation of religion and the state, and equal rights for women and men. For his great personal courage in resisting the dictates of religious leaders and advancing personal freedom for men and women in the Islamic world.