Religion is a very personal thing and, for many, very important. That it can make someone a better person is indeed a good thing, but that is not always the case. For some, faith is something to impose on others, and, in some cases, kill for.
In this episode, Borealis looks at blasphemy accusations and links to religious terrorism.
When Religion Kills
How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith (2019)
Christian fundamentalists. Hindu nationalists. Islamic jihadists. Buddhist militants. Jewish extremists. Members of these and other religious groups have committed horrific acts of terrorist violence in recent decades. Phil Gurski explores violent extremism across a broad range of the world’s major religions.