Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Professor Bernard Lewis, a Brit teaching for years at Columbia University, is probably the foremost western scholar of Islam. Among his many writings is The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror . Unquestionably informed, he is also even-handed, irenic, and calm -- no enemy of Islam, while opposed to Islamism -- which makes his opinions about the dire condition of Europe (especially its Jews) and of Israel's tepid response to Islamism important and urgent. Read excerpts of a recent interview with The Jerusalem Post.