Censorship in Islamic societies

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Saqi, 2002 - History - 216 pages
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02 This concise history of Islamic censorship examines the turbulent question of freedom of expression in Islamic societies. The book ranges from the ancient Arabians, to Muhammad's charter offering freedom of expression to Muslims, to modern history, when control of communication shifted to the secularists. Trevor Mostyn's incisive book culminates in an analysis of the current political direction of censorship, and the control of freedom of expression.
This concise history of Islamic censorship examines the turbulent question of freedom of expression in Islamic societies. The book ranges from the ancient Arabians, to Muhammad's charter offering freedom of expression to Muslims, to modern history, when control of communication shifted to the secularists. Trevor Mostyn's incisive book culminates in an analysis of the current political direction of censorship, and the control of freedom of expression.

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Contents

Introduction
11
The Islamic World Today
15
The Islamic World Confronts the Monster West
31
Copyright

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Trevor Mostyn taught at Algiers University before joining the Middle East Economic Digest as a journalist in London. He has written for Financial Times, New Statesman, and The International Herald Tribune.

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