Tolerating extremism : to what extent should intolerance be tolerated?

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Tolerating extremism : to what extent should intolerance be tolerated?

Title: Tolerating extremism : to what extent should intolerance be tolerated?
Author: Guiora, Amos Neuser
Publisher: Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law, Faculty of Law, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2013-10-16
Keywords: Extremism
Religious extremism
Secular extremism
Abstract: In discussing extremism, the key questions are: to whom is a duty owed and what are the limits of intolerance that are to be tolerated? Answering these questions requires examining limits and rights; analyzing them in the context of extremism is the ‘core’ of this book. While freedom of speech and freedom of religion are vital to democracies, the freedoms are not unlimited. Where to draw the line between permissible and impermissible is complicated. Religious and secular extremists pose dangers to society and individuals alike; the question I will seek to answer to what extent should, and does, society protect itself against a readily identifiable threat. Whether society chooses to ‘see’ that threat is essential to the discussion; examining why the threat is minimized, at best, and ignored, at worst, is a classic example of history repeating itself. The extremist, in addition to taking the law into his own hands, unequivocally rejects restrictions and limitations imposed by society intended to preserve civil and social order. As discussed in chapter one, I define extremism as a powerful combination of violence and ideology that must necessarily always be “correct” in the mind of its believers. For those believers their ideology is invariably “the truth” and must be defended at all costs.
Description: Promotor: P.B. Cliteur
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Citation: Guiora, A.N., 2013, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University

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