Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics

Editor/Author Mayer, Ann Elizabeth
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Westview Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-334467-6
Category: Religion & Theology - Islam
Book Status: Available
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The fifth edition provides an updated consideration of government policies on Islam and human rights activism and how they are affecting developments in several Middle Eastern countries, and features a new chapter on the resistance of human rights for sexual minorities by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Muslim states.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 Assimilating Human Rights in the Middle East
  • 2 Human Rights in International and Middle Eastern Systems: Sources and Contexts
  • 3 Islamic Tradition and Muslim Reactions to Human Rights
  • 4 Islamic Restrictions on Human Rights
  • 5 Discrimination Against Women and Non-Muslims
  • 6 Restrictions on the Rights of Women
  • 7 Islamic Human Rights Schemes and Religious Minorities
  • 8 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Muslim States Resist Human Rights for Sexual Minorities
  • 9 Freedom of Religion in Islamic Human Rights Schemes
  • 10 An Assessment of Islamic Human Rights Schemes
  • Appendix A: Excerpts from the Iranian Constitution
  • Appendix B: The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
  • Appendix C: 2009 Resolution on Combating Defamation of Religions
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography