Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism

Hardcover | February 1, 2014

byAmos N. Guiora

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Over the years, numerous tragic events serve as a reminder of the extraordinary power of extremism, both on a religious and secular level. As extremism confronts society on a daily basis, it is essential to analyze, comprehend, and define it. It is also essential to define extremism narrowlyin order to avoid the danger of recklessly castigating for mere thoughts alone.Tolerating Intolerance provides readers with a focused definition of extremism, and articulates the tensions faced in casting an arbitrary, capricious net in an effort to protect society, while offering mechanisms to resolve its seemingly intractable conundrum. Professor Guiora examines extremism insix different countries: Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States through interviews with a wide range of individuals including academics, policy makers, faith leaders, public commentators, national security and law enforcement officials. This enables bothan in-depth discussion of extremism in each country, and facilitates a comparative analysis regarding both religious and secular extremism.

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Over the years, numerous tragic events serve as a reminder of the extraordinary power of extremism, both on a religious and secular level. As extremism confronts society on a daily basis, it is essential to analyze, comprehend, and define it. It is also essential to define extremism narrowlyin order to avoid the danger of recklessly ca...

Amos Guiora is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Global Justice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah, where he teaches Criminal Procedure, International Law, Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism and Religion and Terrorism. Professor Guiora is a Member of the American Bar Association's Law and N...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Defining Extremism2. The dangers of extremism poses to society3. Multiculturalism4. Secular extremism and religious extremism: the difference, causes, and role of religion in fomenting extremism5. The power of the internet and social media in facilitating extremist movements and ideas6. Contemporary social tensions7. The power of 'hate speech' and what limits should be imposed on free speech in the context of extremism8. Looking forwardIndex