❮Reading❯ ➿ Religious Freedom in Islam Author Daniel Philpott – Heartforum.co.uk Since at least the attacks of September 11 2001 one of the most pressing political uestions of the age has been whether Islam is hostile to religious freedom Daniel Philpott examines conditions on the Since at least the attacks of September one of the most pressing political uestions of the age has been whether Islam is hostile to religious freedom Daniel Philpott examines conditions on the ground in forty seven Muslim majority countries today and offers an honest clear eyed answer to this urgent uestionIt is not however a simple answer From a satellite view the Muslim world looks unfree But Philpott shows the truth is much complex Some one fourth of Muslim majority countries are in fact religiously free Of the other countries about forty percent are governed Religious Freedom MOBI :Ä not by Islamists but by a hostile secularism imported from the West while the other sixty percent are IslamistThe picture that emerges is both honest and hopeful Yes most Muslim majority countries are lacking in religious freedom But Philpott argues the Islamic tradition carries within it seeds of freedom and he offers guidance for how to cultivate those seeds in order to expand religious freedom in the Muslim world and the world at largeIt is an urgent project Religious freedom promotes goods like democracy and the advancement of women that are lacking in the Muslim majority world and reduces ills like civil war terrorism and violence Further religious freedom is simply a matter of justice not an exclusively Western value but rather a universal right rooted in human nature Its realization is critical to the aspirations of religious minorities and dissenters in Muslim countries to Muslims living in non Muslim countries or under secular dictatorships and to relations between the West and the Muslim worldIn this thoughtful book Philpott seeks to establish a constructive middle ground in a fiery and long lasting debate over Islam.
- 328 pages
- Religious Freedom in Islam
- Daniel Philpott
- 21 April 2015 Daniel Philpott