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DR. ANDREW BOSTOM AVAILABLE TO SPEAK IN THE
Andrew G. Bostom, M.D., M.S. (
Bostom’s book amply documents the systematic and destructive character of Islamic jihad, refuting the much-repeated argument that jihad is a “rich” concept that has many meanings and that jihad first of all signifies “inner struggle.”…Bostom not only presents us with classical mainstream Islamic sources and their justifications for jihad, plus witness reports from victims that survived by accident, etc., but he also quotes contemporary Muslim clerics… Jihad is first of all war, bloodshed, subjugation, and expansion of the faith by violence. The book implicitly devastates the fashionable but uninformed opinion that all religions are elaborations of the Golden Rule.
Dr. Bostom was a contributor to the SPME sponsored “Post-colonial Theory and the Arab-Israeli Conflict” published in Israel Affairs, October 2007, Volume 4. His contribution entitled, “Negating the Legacy of Jihad in
More on Andrew Bostom’s work can be found at www.andrewbostom.org, including a preview of his eagerly anticipated forthcoming book, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History. Professor Steven T. Katz, director,
The publication of the present anthology of primary sources and secondary studies on the theme of Muslim antisemitism is a groundbreaking event of major scholarly, cultural, and political significance. Andrew Bostom has mined the relevant literature to produce the fullest record on this subject in existence. After the publication of his work, all the oft-repeated, but erroneous misunderstandings of a tolerant Islam, and of a medieval Jewish-Muslim ‘golden age’ will need to be permanently retired.
And SPME’s own Professor Efraim Karsh, Head of Mediterranean Studies, University of London, and author of Empires of the Sand: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East 1789-1923 and Islamic Imperialism: A History has written,
“It has long been a staple of anti-Israel propaganda that Muslims have never had anything against Judaism or Jews but only against Zionism and Zionists. Andrew Bostom debunks this spurious claim by exposing a deep and pervasive anti-Jewish bigotry dating to Islam’s earliest days, and indeed to the Muslim prophet Muhammad himself. Small wonder that some of the hoariest and most bizarre themes of European antisemitism should have struck a responsive chord when they made their way into the Islamic and Arab worlds over the course of the centuries, turning them into the most prolific producers of antisemitic ideas and attitudes in today’s world.”
Dr. Bostom is available to speak in the