PJ Media – Raymond Ibrahim’s Sword and Scimitar . . . is a singular modern achievement. The author combines lucid scholarship with nearly extinct modern intellectual courage when it comes to analyzing Islam’s 14-century, ongoing history of predatory jihad warfare against Christendom.
As the late Islamologist Maxime Rodinson warned (p.59) almost a half-century ago, the dominant — and anti-intellectual — trend in the “academic” study of Islam has become this: “Understanding has given away to apologetics pure and simple.”