Andrew 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.