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THE CONFLICT OF VALUES IN THE MUSLIM WORLD AND ITS IMPACT UPON SECURITY
THE CONFLICT OF VALUES IN THE MUSLIM WORLD AND ITS IMPACT UPON SECURITY

Author(s): Iulian Chifu
Subject(s): Islam studies, Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: multiculturalism; freedom of speech; self censorship; political correctness; radicalization; violence;

Summary/Abstract: Nowadays world is being confronted with a real conflict of values on one side between the extreme freedom of expression and tolerance for alternative point of view, and on the other side values like cohabitation, respect, common sense, self censorship, political correctness, civilization and, once again, tolerance. When exaggerated liberty provokes violence and death, unrests and societal clashes of civilizations, the conflict of values becomes more and more important and basic values of democracy and human rights, minorities and religious rights are at stake. The current analysis brings forward concrete cases, such as Salmon Rushdie, the caricatures published in “Jyllands-Posten” newspaper, of burning the Koran and the film “Innocence of the Muslims” that re-launched the debate in the Western capitals about the perspectives of the multiculturalism and tolerance in Western societies and how much the liberal democratic values can accept being influenced by the interference with the Islam and its sensibilities especially when it is about free speech, free choice and expression, but also very specifically about the artistic presentation of the Prophet.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 46
  • Page Range: 111-127
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English