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Freedom From Religion (Terrorism Second Series)
by Amos Guiora
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 ...more
Hardcover, 161 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Amos Guiora, former Israel Defense Force Judge and current law professor at the University of Utah's School of Law, makes his case for the need to infringe on religious liberties (in extreme cases) in the interest of national security. While he makes as good a case as can be made, his reasoning is both flawed and dangerous (to all religious liberty). He argues that the power wielded by religious fanatics exceeds that of secular fanatics because their followers ascribe to them the backing of God. ...more