Book Review: 5 Stars For THE LEGACY OF JIHAD

The Legacy Of JihadAndrew Bostom’s The Legacy of Jihad is a priceless foundational source for any American who is wondering why Muslims so often visit terrible violence upon non-Muslims. The answer to the question is found within the doctrines of Islam. The author has meticulously assembled and arranged for translation of a vast array of historical and eye-witness accounts of the three great waves of jihad. His presentation leaves no doubt that Islam’s history and ongoing adherence to doctrinal violence against non-Muslims poses a very real, imminent threat to the survival of Western Civilization.

Included in this hair-raising expose’ are narratives written by witnesses to, and victims of, the Muslim holy wars, which have been responsible for the deaths of more human beings than any other ideology in the history of the world. When one takes into account the mass exterminations by Stalin, Hitler and Mao Tse Tung, that fact takes on sinister significance.

The Legacy of Jihad’s accounts of the horrors suffered by the conquered and the vanquished are graphic and, yes, shocking.

While following Dr. Bostom’s no-holds-barred journey through the centuries of terror, the reader cannot help but come to a disturbingly deeper understanding of the true meaning of the term “jihad”. Jihad is an unthinkably violent and destructive institution of Islam.

Andrew Bostom was thorough in his investigation, providing us a road map through centuries of war, arson, rape, repression, slavery and brutal cruelty, from Muhammad’s lifetime to the present-day. The author prosecutes his case relentlessly and honestly, using the devastating evidence left to us by jihad’s history.

The Legacy of Jihad was a key resource for me, providing legal and historical bases for my third novel, A Summons To Perdition.

Dr. Bostom has given us a most valuable gift, which we should put to good use in educating ourselves to what we are really up against in this World War. I highly recommend The Legacy of Jihad. A national understanding of the issue at hand will be necessary if we are to continue living as a free people. And should our civilization manage to survive the relentless onslaught of Islamic jihad, our descendants will owe a debt of gratitude to men such as Andrew G. Bostom.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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