New PDF release: Islam and Human Rights: Advancing a U.S.-Muslim Dialogue

By Kirk W. Larsen T. Hunter,Huma Malik

ISBN-10: 0892064714

ISBN-13: 9780892064717

In the previous few years, matters with regards to human rights, together with encouraging the democratization of Muslim societies from the center East to Southeast Asia, have obtained nice value in shaping the nature of U.S.-Muslim kinfolk and U.S. coverage towards Muslim international locations. a huge impetus in the back of this improvement have been the tragic occasions of September 11, which tested the harmful capability of militant teams that use a distorted interpretation of Islam as justification for his or her activities. those occasions additionally ended in a better consciousness by way of the United States--and the West--that a scarcity of democracy and shortage of appreciate for human rights were contributory components to the increase of militant Islam.
Consequently, in its procedure towards the Muslim global, the USA has emphasised the subjects of human rights and democracy. in the Islamic international, too, either secular and reasonable Islamists have started targeting matters on the topic of human rights. even supposing many conservative Muslims think that Islam is incompatible with Western notions of democracy and human rights, reformist Muslim thinkers and activists hold right interpreting of Islamic injunctions and the moral values underpinning these injunctions indicates there's no such incompatibility. Complicating the controversy is the truth that many Muslims--secular in addition to conservative and reformist--doubt the seriousness of the U.S. dedication to the reason for human rights and democracy within the Muslim global, believing that the us applies human rights' criteria selectively to fit its strategic and fiscal pursuits. without reference to the validity of those fees, they're a part of the context of the U.S.-Muslim discussion on human rights. And it really is this complicated discussion that this quantity seeks to advance.

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