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I Beg To Differ

Reader comment on item: CAIR Attacks the Foreign Policy Research Institute
in response to reader comment: We are all prejudiced

Submitted by Alex (United States), Mar 17, 2010 at 01:42

I think it is fair to say--arguing by historical experience, rather than some vague standards of racial appropriateness--that a Jewish book on Islam would be more accurate than a Muslim book on Judaism Cancel that--the best (modern) books on Islam are written by Jews--Goldziher, Lewis, Pipes, Schacht, etc ... Name one good Muslim book on Judaism. ONE. In fact, name one good Muslim book on Islam (and I mean a modern work of scholarship, so Ibn Khaldun's Al-Muqaddima doesn't count). Then, contrast that last zero with the number of good Jewish books on Judaism (by Jacob Neusner, for example).


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