Sadly, with distressing frequency, inadvertent misunderstandings cause avoidable, damaging collisions even among friends and compatriots who are aligned against the maleficent forces of resurgent Islam, Jihad and Sharia. The horrific news from the Middle East makes it imperative to set aside minor cavils and perceived slights and unite for our common goals and ideals.

In the true spirit of restoration, epitomized by The David Horowitz Freedom Center’s annual Restoration Weekend, Robert Spencer and I reconciled our all too acrimonious misunderstandings for which I acknowledge my share of culpability.

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism " (Prometheus, November, 2008) You can contact Dr. Bostom at

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