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ISTANBUL - Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - one of the authors of a recent report by the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project - has praised President Barack Obama’s efforts to engage the Muslim world, reported Voice of America. Albright said Turkey is a perfect example of both a Muslim and a democratic country.
At a meeting with ambassadors from the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, or OIC, Albright said that "There is no doubt in my mind that Muslim countries can be democracies," Albright said. "Turkey is a perfect example of that. It is very evident, and, actually, in my study of religions, in many ways Islam is maybe the most democratic religion, because there is nobody between you and God. So I do not think that is something that can be used as a reason to not have Muslim democracies."