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Hans Markus Heimann

Hans Markus Heimann is Professor of Public Law and Legal Theorie at the German Federal School of Public Administration. Among his books are: Islamischer Religionsunterricht und Integration (LIT-Verlag, Münster 2011); Staatsrecht – Grundrechte (Verlag C. H. Beck, München 2013).

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Given the way in which society is constantly changing, it is the emotive issues associated with the relationship of state and religion that tend to recur, reappearing each time with some new, interesting twist. The recent terrorist atrocities in Paris have accordingly added to existing German discussion over the integration of Muslims in Western societies, reviving debate about extreme religious criticism and the application of criminal law. In Germany discussion of the acceptability of extreme religious criticism is not simply a matter of aesthetics or even of good taste, but of the law