May 21, 2008, 2:30 - 4:00 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Its Past and Present
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
What are the sources of contemporary Muslim anti-Semitism? Are they primarily ancient or modern? What are its implications for the analysis of contemporary issues and especially the challenge of radical Islam? What liabilities does it present not only to Jews and other non-Muslims but for Muslims themselves? These and related questions have become increasingly important for policy analysis and formulation. A new book by Dr. Andrew Bostom, entitled The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism, is the most recent contribution to addressing these issues. It provides an anthology of scholarly reviews, essays, and primary sources that relate to this subject, including an extensive introductory analysis by Dr. Bostom presenting his conclusions. Dr. Bostom presented his new book and his views at a seminar of the Hudson Institute. The seminar was moderated by Dr. Hillel Fradkin, who will also provide comments.
Andrew G. Bostom, M.D., M.S. (Providence, RI), is the author of The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases at Rhode Island Hospital, the major teaching affiliate of Brown University Medical School. Dr. Bostom has published numerous articles and commentaries on Islam in the Washington Times, National Review Online, Revue Politique, FrontPage Magazine.com, American Thinker, and other print and online publications.
Dr. Fradkin is a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute, where he directs its Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World. He earned his degree in Islamic Studies from the Univ. of Chicago under the direction of the late Pakistani scholar and theologian Fazlur Rahman. He is the founder of Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, the leading journal on contemporary Islamism which he co-edits with Hudson scholars Husain Haqqani and Eric Brown. Dr. Fradkin is also general editor of Hudson's monograph series on contemporary Islam and Islamism as well as the center's website – www.futureofmuslimworld.com.
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