Civilization in the Balance
An Interview with Michael Nazir-Ali
by Rory Fitzgerald
In the August heat of Karachi in 1949 a boy was born into a Shia Muslim family. Pakistan was only two years old, a fledgling and chaotic nation, free of British rule and trying to find its own way in the world. Michael Nazir-Ali’s mother could not have imagined that her son would one day sit as a member of the British House of Lords.
Nor could she have imagined that in the early twenty-first century, her son would become one of the most outspoken defenders of Christian civilization. Her child was to become a prominent Anglican bishop and an eminent Christian thinker, schooled in Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard.
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Rory Fitzgerald is an Irish journalist who specializes in religious and political affairs.
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