Thanks to Andy not only for his scholarship, but giving me the heads up on this embed. :-)
Anti-jihad expert Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History, appeared on Breitbart News Daily today to discuss his latest article, “Islam and the Global Epidemic of Muslim Jew-Hatred.”
In speaking of American leadership, Bostom said, “They’re really largely uninformed about basic Islamic doctrine and history. And they’re very uncomfortable with what is really the essential feature of Islam, which is that it’s as much a political ideology as it is a religion … perhaps more so.”
Bostom believes that fact impacts any open discussion of Islam. He cited the “religion of peace” comments from former President Bush, which were also supported by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to “Obama’s rather blatant Islamophilia” as having “warped the debate” around Islam to the point where openly anti-Semitic comments can be broadcast without question.
It was one such recent broadcast which inspired Bostom’s latest article.