*A Book Review: The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, edited by Andrew G. Bostom
new book shreds two myths that have become almost as entrenched among
the media/academic elite as man-made global warming: that Islamic
anti-Semitism is a recent phenomenon learned from the Nazis and that
Islam is a religion tolerant of minorities, with Jews living safely
under Islam for many centuries, never more idyllically than during the
Golden Age of Muslim Spain.
Like Bostomâ€™s earlier companion
volume "The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of
Non-Muslims", this is effectively two books: a lengthy overview, by
Bostom, followed by the â€œproof-texts:â€ relevant sections of the Koran,
the hadith (its authoritative exegesis) and the sira
(early biographical writing on Mohammed); the statements of more
recent key Islamic jurists; and essays, some by experts, many of them
first hand, on the actual experience of minorities under Islam at
different times and places.