18 Gonz. J. Int'l L. 1 (2014-2015)

handle is hein.journals/gjil18 and id is 1 raw text is: THE WEST VERSUS ISLAM: THE BATTLE
OVER FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Aisha Mahmood*
IN TR O D U CTION     .............................................................................. 2
INTERNATIONAL LAWS .............................................................. 3
THE EVOLUTION OF WESTERN THOUGHT ON FREEDOM OF
EX  PRE  SSION    ......................................................................  4
From Ancient Greece, to the Reformation in England, to the
Am  erican  Revolution  ..................................................... 4
The clash between Western human rights and the Muslim
new  com ers .....................................................................   6
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND ISLAMIC TEACHINGS ...... 7
Cultural relativism   ................................................................   7
Islam's view on freedom of expression ................................. 9
T U R K E Y   ............................................................................................ 11
The Turkish   Constitution  ..................................................... 12
Other important Turkish laws ............................................... 14
Outsiders' observations: NGOs, foreign governments, and
scholars .........................................................................  16
SA U D I A RA BIA    ............................................................................. 20
The role of Islam in Saudi Arabia's political and social
realm s  ...........................................................................  23
Saudi Arabia's Basic Law    ....................................................  24
Other Saudi expression laws ............................................... 25
Outsiders' observations: NGOs and scholars ....................... 27
JO R D A N   ........................................................................................   31
The Constitution of Jordan ................................................. 32
Other important speech laws in Jordan ................................ 32
Outsiders' observations: NGOs, foreign governments, and
scholars .........................................................................  34
C O N C LU SIO N   ...............................................................................  38
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