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ANDY BOSTOM RIPS CREDIBILITY VENEER FROM FPM’S LATEST HATCHET WORK AGAINST DIANA WEST……..

 

Thank you Andy for pointing this out:

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Andy: He (J.Herf) was a major promoter of the idiotic, counterfactual “Kuntzel hypothesis”—a debunking of which you can still read at Frontpage (hurry before they take it down now that I am defending one of the Frontpage “Untermentschen,” Diana West)

Of course like Kuntzel, he went about this with the same level of pseudo-academic charlatanism.

Meet Today’s Frontpage Magazine Pseudo-Academic Character Assassin, Jeffrey Herf

August 9th, 2013 by Andrew Bostom | 

The Frontpage Magazine Neo-Commissariat continues to belch forth calumniating screeds against a serious journalist, and researcher, Diana West.

Today’s screedwriter was Jeffrey Herf, a pseudo-historian whose alleged specialty is “Germany,” and recently, in particular, the supposed “Nazification” of Islam.

He was a major promoter of the idiotic, counterfactual “Kuntzel hypothesis”—a debunking of which you can still read at Frontpage (hurry before they take it down now that I am defending one of the Frontpage “Untermentschen,” Diana West)

Of course like Kuntzel, he went about this with the same level of pseudo-academic charlatanism.

If you look at “The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism” I demonstrated this briefly in a footnote, reproduced below.

Herf who is a respected German translator failed to translate the writings of von Leers in a manner that reflected their important contents, or context. In Sharia Versus Freedom I further included discussion of a full pious Muslim-perspective treatise on jihad that von Leers wrote in 1942-43, which I arranged to get out of captured German archives held in Russia, and have translated. Got that? I obtained these vaunted “primary source documents,” not the pseudo-academic Herf. They confirmed Leer’s Islamic reverence which, in fact,  dated back to the early 1930s—twenty years before he converted to Islam, in Egypt, his conversion being overseen by Hajj Amin el-Husseini.

More here.

2 Responses

  1. Bostom seems to have a grudge, and disparagement is unbecoming.

    Personally, I tend to lean in favor of those that believe West’s view that the Soviets controlled the US Govt. is a bridge too far.

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