Legitimate and illegitimate violence. Islamic peace ethics : legitimate and illegitimate violence in contemporary Islamic thought / Heydar Shadi (ed.). 2019-01-09

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State monopoly on violence

legitimate and illegitimate violence

The challenge facing us, then, is to legitimize concrete forms of resistance: not on the grounds that they are nonviolent, but on the grounds that they are liberating, that they fulfill real needs and desires. An illegitimate but moral act may be carried out by a principled opponent of an evil political regime. In fact, people like Tojo went so far as to argue that truly no one could accuse the Japanese of being imperialistic for any crass material gain, because they were pouring out more money for the benefit of those backward peoples than they would ever get back in return. It's like the difference between English and Napoleonic law. On the one-year anniversary of the Egyptian uprising, the military lifted the Emergency Laws— The popular upheaval of 2011 had forced the authorities to legitimize previously unacceptable forms of resistance, with Obama characterizing as an uprising in which thousands had. It takes consistent effort to shift the discourse: calmly facing outrage and recriminations, humbly emphasizing our own criteria for what is legitimate. It must be kept in mind that the State backs up the mentioned definitions and categorization of violence and force by using the as a tool.


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Legitimate, Illegitimate Acts of Violence

legitimate and illegitimate violence

Anybody out there who can clarify this for me and explain how this line of thought does not justify and encourage violence against civilians? It is hard to count. However, it was widely ignored at the time. In fact, Muslims are at least as likely as Americans to condemn targeting civilians as morally wrong. The same bullshit goes on day after day while bodies keep getting bulldozed into ditches en masse because the people lacked the power to define what was happening to them in a way that would have brought them some help. There is a kernel of truth at the heart of this. Hobbes believed the state of nature is so horrible that it's rational to give absolute power to the sovereign. This idea of the 'monopoly of violence'.

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Monopoly on violence

legitimate and illegitimate violence

We believe that you should be free to dispose of your limitless potential on your own terms: that no government, market, or ideology should be able to dictate what your life can be. If there is no connection between those who intend to transform society and those who suffer most within it, no common cause between the hopeful and the enraged, then when the latter rebel, the former will disown them, and the latter will be crushed along with all hope of real change. However, there has been a quick and considerable deterioration of the state's monopoly on legitimate force. Ancient times children were property of their fathers females bartered. Chomsky in one sentence — breathtakingly short — said: Of course, it goes without saying that we in the peace movement in America should not use violent means.

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CrimethInc. : The Illegitimacy of Violence, the Violence of Legitimacy

legitimate and illegitimate violence

But an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind, and this was more like a head for an eye. Rather than classifying actions as violent or nonviolent, we focus on whether they extend or curtail freedom. This suggests that in a vacuum of state power, feudal relations spring up naturally, as they can readily evolve out of existing social structures. For example, any person travelling to or from meeting the king was under the protection of the king, to stop them from being assassinated while travelling. However, if the state itself is illegitimate, or it exercises its power in illegitimate ways, then of course its actions can be questioned.

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Legitimate and illegitimate uses of political violence

legitimate and illegitimate violence

Defining people or actions as violent is a way of excluding them from legitimate discourse, of silencing and shutting out. Suicide attacks, especially those that target innocent civilians or non-combatants, have precipitated a sharp debate among prominent religious authorities in the Muslim world. When your side does it, you tend to forgive those deaths, or at least see a larger framework in which the killings helped prevent some larger-scale negative outcome. There are many things to object to in any society. It is rational to leave the state of nature and enter the social contract because when everyone retains their individual right to act as they please, none of us have secure rights. The media tends not to find newsworthy but they are available on the internet. However, they also emphasize that it is an ideological function of the state to use force and violence as an active part.

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Islamic peace ethics : legitimate and illegitimate violence in contemporary Islamic thought (Book, 2017) [bluesharksoftware.com]

legitimate and illegitimate violence

Or does Akin think that doing what one could to survive would delegitimize the rape—or that a legitimate victim is one who sees rape as a fate worse than death? Seen from this perspective, the state monopoly on violence can also be jeopardized by phenomena such as the growth of private security companies or. My point is not that al Qaeda or Israel were justified in the action they did take. Paix et guerre entre les nations, Paris 1962; English: Peace and War, 1966. Regardless, the state exists wherever a single authority can legitimately authorize violence. Or is Tim only interested in the parts that validate his point of view? So if Bob stole your cow or called you a bad word, you were expected to beat him up.

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What Does Todd Akin Think “Legitimate Rape” Is?

legitimate and illegitimate violence

. In short, the state possesses the right to define violence and also categorizes violent and forceful acts. It is possible to take the position that all violence is legitimate. It doesn't matter whether the high explosives were delivered on the tip of a missle or were wrapped around some religious fanatic's waist. Instead our primary task is empirical: we seek to find out what main orientations actually do exist, and how beliefs and evaluations concerning violence vary at different times and among different subsections of the societal community.

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Monopoly on violence

legitimate and illegitimate violence

It's an act of war. A key issue that has emerged in these debates is that of proportionality, that the response or retaliation must be in proportion to the crime committed. A key issue that has emerged in these debates is that of proportionality, that the response or retaliation must be in proportion to the crime committed. It's much less abstract when it's in your front yard, and I can assure anyone reading this that seeing ultra-violence up close and in-person makes everything else disappear and settles all disputes about nomenclature. However, he was also one of the first religious scholars to approve suicide bombings in Israel.

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