Sunday I will be on the radio with that shy wallflower Jackie Mason

 

Tomorrow, Sunday July 13th (on my birthday no less), I am privileged to be on the radio with that shy wallflower Jackie Mason. As Don Feder noted in the summer of 2004, Jackie pulled no punches stating (amongst other things), “ The Koran…is 50 versions of hate, venom, hostility and murder…”

 

The show airs between 4-7 PM EST, and I am slated to be on air about 6:05-6:30 PM EST.

 

While I anticipate having a serious discussion with Jackie about the salient findings in The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, I confess that I can’t wait to share this anecdote from the book (p. 669) with him, and get his take on it:

 

From a letter to the editor published in the newspaper Akhir Sa’a and translated into French in a survey of newspapers that appeared in La Bourse egyptienne:

 

“It would seem that most people in Egypt are unaware of the fact that among Egyptian Muslims there are some who have white skin. Every time I board a tram I see people pointing at me saying, “Jew, Jew!” I have been beaten more than once because of this. For that reason I humbly beg that my picture (enclosed) be published with an explanation that I am not Jewish and that my name is Adham Mustafa Galeb.”

 

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 @andrewbostom.org

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