Radical Islam, or Just Islam?

According to Wikipedia: Islam –  is a religion articulated by the Quran, a text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Allāh).  It is the world’s largest second religion and the fastest growing major religion in the world, with over 1.7 billion follower or 23% of the global population,known as Muslims. Islam is an Abrahamic monothestic religion that upholds that God is one and incomparable and that the purpose […]

How Netanyahu’s Father Adopted the View of Arabs as Savages

Benzion Netanyahu, the late father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, (both pictured above) looked to historian Joseph Klausner as his intellectual mentor and fully embraced his view of Arabs as a nation of half-savages to be defended against. ed note (from Mark Glenn at The Ugly Truth)–remember a few things here when ‘decoding’ all […]

The Jewish Origins of Islam

Edouard-Marie Gallez, Le Messie et son prophete: aux origins de l’Islam. Paris: Studia Arabica, dirigee par Marie-Therese Urvoy. Tome I: De Qumran a Muhammad. 4th edition, 2012. 523 pp. 35 Euros. Tome II: Du Muhammad des Califes au Muhammad de l’histoire. 2010. Pp 574. 39 Euros. Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner In his groundbreaking book, Le messie et son prophete: Aux origines de l’Islam, Edouard-Marie Gallez lifts the veil and lets us see the historical roots of Islam. He shows it originating in a vast movement of messianic Jews […]