Audio Link to My Interview Today (7/21/08) With Dennis Prager


Audio link to my interview with Dennis Prager earlier today, Monday July 21, 2008, about The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism.


We also delved into the pressing (and profoundly depressing) contemporary subject of Shi’ite Iran’s annihilationist Jew hatred.


With regard to one of the ultimate motivations for Islam’s core, theological Antisemitism, this  observation from Tor Andrae’s 1936 biography of Muhammad provides a remarkably concise, pellucid formulation:


One must see Mohammed’s cruelty toward the Jews against the background of the fact that their scorn and rejection was the greatest disappointment of his life, and for a time they threatened completely to destroy his prophetic authority. For him, therefore, it was a fixed axiom that the Jews were the sworn enemies of Allah and His revelation. Any mercy toward them was out of the question.


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

One response to “Audio Link to My Interview Today (7/21/08) With Dennis Prager

  1. It’s an annoying interview. Praeger never really gives you a chance to finish a point. You are admirably quick on the uptake, and showed great skill changing gears midstream according to his every whim. I’m not sure how this guy got a nationally syndicated show; he doesn’t really know how to conduct an interview with an expert.

    The phone-in guest was hardly any better — he had his own points to make and just wanted to give a different spin to your message.

    The seque into “the boy named peanut” business just tossed a pail of cold water on the whole interview. It didn’t really end — where was your opportunity to make a final statement, etc.? Well, if anyone got a “final statement” it was the caller.

    Oh well. Well handled on your part. I guess you’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs…