Military Ethics: The (Religious) Laws Silent Beneath the Weapons?
Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam – Dialogical Lecture Series as part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum (With Video Recording in German and English)
How do we feel about war drones? Are there ethical limits that cannot be overstepped even in the fight against terrorism? The technological advances of the last decades raise a number of new questions about the legitimacy of specific weapons (killer robots, biological weapons) and the opportunities and risks of military intervention.
Michael Broyde, Professor and Head of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, and Asma Afsaruddin, Professor at Indiana University, discuss Jewish and Muslim attitudes towards such challenges, as well as the fundamental question about the use of military force.
Asma Afsaruddin is professor at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University in Bloomington. She is the author of Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought.
Michael Broyde is rabbi, law professor, and project manager at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published extensively on ethics in the military and war in the Jewish tradition.