Freedom from Religion

Freedom from Religion

by Amos Guiora
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195389255

ISBN-13: 9780195389258

Pub. Date: 10/29/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Although many books on terrorism and religious extremism have been published in the years since 9/11, none of them written by Western authors call for the curtailment of religious freedom and freedom of expression for the sake of greater security. Rather, those terror-related debates have addressed what other civil liberties should be honored. Issues like torture,

Overview

Although many books on terrorism and religious extremism have been published in the years since 9/11, none of them written by Western authors call for the curtailment of religious freedom and freedom of expression for the sake of greater security. Rather, those terror-related debates have addressed what other civil liberties should be honored. Issues like torture, domestic surveillance, and unlawful detentions have dominated the literature in this area, but few, if any, major scholars have questioned the vast allowances made by Western nations for the freedoms of religion and speech.

Freedom from Religion challenges the almost sacrosanct inviolability of these two civil liberties. By drawing the connection between politically-correct tolerance of extremist speech and the rise of terrorist activity, this book sets the context for its unique proposal that governments should introduce new limits on religious practice within their borders. To demonstrate the wisdom of this course, the author presents the disparate policies and security circumstances of five countries: the U.S., the UK, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Israel. The book benefits not just from the author's own counter-terrorism experience in Israel and the U.S. but also from an international advisory group of leading scholars from all five of the countries under review.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195389258
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/29/2009
Series:
TERRORISM DOC OF INT & LOCAL CONTROL 2ND Series
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Ignoring the Storm
Chapter Two: The Threat of Religious Extremism
Chapter Three: The Limits of Freedom of Speech
Chapter Four: Freedom of Association
Chapter Five: The Role of the Media Regarding Religion
Chapter Six: Separating Church and State
Chapter Seven: Free Exercise of Religion
Chapter Eight: Cultural Considerations and the Price of Religious Liberty
Chapter Nine: Confronting the Storm
Recommended Reading List
Appendix
Glossary of Term

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