The Domestic Politics of International Religious Defamation

  title={The Domestic Politics of International Religious Defamation},
  author={Peter S. Henne},
  journal={Politics and Religion},
  pages={512 - 537}
  • Peter S. Henne
  • Published 27 February 2013
  • Sociology
  • Politics and Religion
Abstract From 2005 to 2010, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation attempted to ban the defamation of religion internationally through a series of United Nations resolutions. Although many opposed the resolutions for their potential effects on political rights, numerous non-Muslim states supported them. What explains the dynamic of this support, especially the resolutions' religious nature and significant non-Muslim backing? I argue that non-democratic states that restrict religion have an… 
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