Freedom From Religion

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Oxford University Press, Mar 1, 2012 - Law - 161 pages
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In Freedom From Religion, Amos N. Guiora invites readers to consider an unusual technique for curtailing the threat of new terrorist attacks: limiting freedom of religion and freedom of expression for religious extremists. Through concrete examples, Professor Guiora maintains that there exists a connection between politically-correct tolerance of extremist speech and the rise of terrorist activity, suggesting an even greater need for his unique proposal that governments should introduce new limits on religious practice within their borders. To demonstrate the wisdom of this course, Professor Guiora presents the disparate policies and security circumstances of five countries: the U.S., the UK, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Israel. In setting forth his analysis, he addresses Islamic, Christian, and Jewish extremism. This candid account of such a controversial subject matter convincingly clarifies the relationship between freedom of speech and terrorism.
  

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Contents

Ignoring the Storm
1
The Threat of Religious Extremism
9
The Limits of Freedom of Speech
29
Freedom of Association
59
The Role of the Media Regarding Religion
71
Separating Church and State
85
Free Exercise of Religion
95
Cultural Considerations and the Price of Religious Liberty
107
Confronting the Storm
117
Recommended Reading List
127
Appendix
133
Index
157
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Amos N. Guiora is Professor of Law at S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, where he teaches Criminal Procedure, International Law, Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism, and Religion and Terrorism. Professor Guiora incorporates innovative scenario-based instruction to address national and international security issues. He served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces as Lieutenant Colonel (retired), and held a number of senior command positions.

Professor Guiora received the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law 2011 Faculty Scholarship Award, was awarded a Senior Specialist Fulbright Fellowship for The Netherlands (2008) and a research grant from the Stuart Family Foundation (2011).

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