Islam and Controversy PDF/EPUB ò Islam and MOBI


  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Islam and Controversy
  • Anshuman Mondal
  • 13 May 2015
  • 9781137471673

1 thoughts on “Islam and Controversy

  1. Jake Smaje Jake Smaje says:

    It was an interesting book that changed my mind about how we should see the limits of 'freedom of speech' and the nature of 'offense' That being said the book has some negatives At times Mondial is brilliant incisive and it reads almost like a polemic This is when he is at his best However his writing can also be pedantic and spend a long time on minor philosophical criteria that seem disproportionate in the wider discourse I recognise this may be both the nature of literary criticism an area that I'm not well read in and provide necessary ualifications to an academic audience focusing on the philosophy of speech but it makes the book tricky to read and convoluted the overall message Would I read it again? No Would I recommend it to someone interested in Isalm and free speech? Yes


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Islam and Controversy[Reading] ➼ Islam and Controversy By Anshuman Mondal – Thomashillier.co.uk Was Salman Rushdie right to have written The Satanic Verses Were the protestors right to have protested What about the Danish cartoons Is giving offence simply about the right to freedom of expression Was Salman Rushdie right to have written The Satanic Verses Were the protestors right to have protested What about the Danish cartoons Is giving offence simply about the right to freedom of expression and what is really happening when people take offence Using case studies of a number of Muslim related freedom of speech controversies surrounding infamous controversial texts such as The Satanic Verses The Islam and MOBI :↠ Jewel of Medina the Danish cartoons of Muhammed and the film Submission by Theo van Gogh this book examines the moral uestions raised by such controversies uestions that are often set aside at the time such as whether the authors and artists involved were right to have done what they did and whether those who protested against them were right to have responded in such a way In so doing it argues that the giving and taking of offence are political performances that struggle to define and re define freedom and suggests that any attempt to establish a language of inter cultural communication appropriate to multicultural societies is an ethical as opposed to merely political or legal task involving dialogue and negotiation over fundamental values and principles   Overall this important book constitutes a sustained critiue of liberal arguments for freedom of speech in particular of the liberal discourse that took shape in response to the Rushdie controversy and has in the twenty five years since become almost an orthodoxy for many intellectuals artists journalists and politicians living and working in Britain and elsewhere in the West today.