1Sahil B = ""Grounding an Islamic democracy in the ideals of pluralism is vital because religious pluralism is the
first step toward building an effective human rights policy in the Middle East. Or, as Abdulaziz Sachedina
notes, religious pluralism can function as “an active paradigm for a democratic, social pluralism in which
people of diverse religious backgrounds are willing to form a community of global citizens.” As with Islamic
pluralism, the inspiration for an Islamic policy of human rights must be based on the Medinan ideal."-No god but God, Reza Aslan"