Our contributor Andrew Bostom's important book, The Legacy of Jihad, has just been favorably reviewed today by Julia Duin in the Washington Times.
With numbing detail, Mr. Bostom shows how the idea of jihad as being an inner struggle as well as an outer one is a modern invention, good to pacify western societies, while the real agenda is world Islamic domination.
The book deals with the slavery—practicing districts of the Sudan, where jihad is still alive and well and its Christian and animist people have been enslaved since the late 19th century by Muslim overlords. This encyclopedic treatment of the nature of jihad is not mere history; it is today's breaking news.
The Legacy of Jihad is the sort of book one returns to again and again, because the sheer horror of the detailed and long story being related is far too much to accept all at once.
The history of Jihad is a major component of world history for the last millenium and a half. Most Americans have simply never learned the basics. We are all on a crash course to understand it.
James Arlandson's article today on the first Islamic massacre of Jews, under the personal leadership of Muhammad, demonstrates the deep scriptural origins of the problem of violent conquest.
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