Censorship in Islamic Societies.
By Trevor Mostyn published by Saqi Books ISBN ISBN
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ISBN n abbr (= International Standard Book Number) → ISBN m 0 86356 041 5 price: 16.95 [pounds sterling] ISBN 0 86356 098 9 price: 29.95 [pounds sterling]
This timely work studies the turbulent question of freedom of expression in Islamic culture; through its arts, culture, politics and history. The history of Islam is one of tolerance; the prophet Mohammed drew up a charter offering freedom of conscience to Muslims, while respecting the biblical traditions of Jews and Christians.
Censorship in Islamic Societies studies freedom and its suppression, analysing certain landmarks that have fuelled Islamophobia in the West: the 1980 transmission on British TV of Death of a Princess Death Of A Princess is a British 1980 drama-documentary, produced by ATV, about a young princess from a fictitious Middle-Eastern Islamic nation and her lover who had been publicly executed for adultery. ; the execution for blasphemy blasphemy, in religion, words or actions that display irreverence toward or contempt for God or that which is held sacred. Blasphemy is regarded as an offense against the community to varying degrees, depending on the extent of the identification of a religion with in Khartoum of Muhammad Taha in 1985; Ayatollah Khomeini's 1989 fatwa fat·wa
A legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar.
[Arabic fatw declaring Salman Rushdie an apostate; the banning of the gynaecologist and writer Taslima Nasrin's Lajja for its sexual explicitness; and the forced annulment annulment
Legal invalidation of a marriage. It announces the invalidity of a marriage that was void from its inception. It is to be distinguished from dissolution or divorce. To justify annulment, the marriage contract must have a defect (e.g. of the Egyptian Abu Zayd's marriage in 1994.