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Title:Freedom of Speech and Islam
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Publisher:Routledge
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Number of Pages:276
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Freedom of Speech and Islam by Erich Kolig

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Freedom of Speech and Islam Freedom of speech and expression is considered in the West a high public good and an important social value underpinned by legislative and ethical norms Its importance is not shared to the same extent by conservative and devout Muslims who read Islamic doctrines in ways seemingly incompatible with Western notions of freedom of speech Since the Salman Rushdie affair in the s there has been growing recognition in the West that its cherished value of free speech and associated freedoms relating to arts the press and media literature academia critical satire etc episodically clash with conservative Islamic values that limit this freedom for the sake of holding religious issues sacrosanct Recent controversies such as the Danish cartoons the Charlie Hebdo affair Quran burnings and the internet film The Innocence of Muslims which have stirred violent reactions in the Muslim world have made the West aware of the fact that Muslims religious sensitivities have to be taken into account in exercising traditional Western freedoms of speech Featuring experts across a spectrum of fields within Islamic studies Freedom of Speech and Islam considers Islamic concepts of blasphemy apostasy and heresy and their applicability in the modern world

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