An interesting viewpoint from Mustafa Akyol's column for the Hurriyet Daily News. Akyol is a Turkish political commentator and author based in Istanbul. He thinks and writes on issues relating to Islam and modernity.
Islam without Extremes, A Muslim Case for Liberty by Mustafa Akyol (W. W. Norton & Company , 2011) makes the case that Islam and liberalism can and must go together. In his view, while governments necessarily deal with crime in order to protect the commons, no state apparatus, whether non-Muslim or Muslim, should be enforcing morality upon the individual.