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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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No description available, The book offers an ethnography of the Muslim minority in New Zealand with special emphasis on policy aspects relevant to the integration of Muslims in the host society The book also discusses many other issues such as Muslim political representation inner coherence of the Muslim community differentiated citizenship gender issues and gender equality and points of friction with the host society, Conservative Islam A Cultural Anthropology by Erich Kolig analyzes the salient characteristics of Islam and contemporary Muslim society from the perspective of traditional cultural anthropology Gender issues the headscarf and veiling alcohol and pork prohibition the taboo on satirizing religious contents violence and jihad attitudes toward rationalism and modernity and other important issues that emanate from Islamic doctrine are discursively highlighted as to their origins symbolic meanings and importance in the modern world By highlighting socio cultural configurations the universals they represent the circumstances of their creation and their semiotic meaning Kolig helps the reader gain understanding of Islam in the modern world, 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