October 18, 2005

IF IT'S UNIQUE HOW COME WE'VE KILLED SO MANY MORE OF THEM THAN THEY HAVE OF US?:

INTERVIEW: with Andrew Bostom: The Legacy of Jihad (Paul J Cella, Red State)

Dr. Andrew Bostom is a physician specializing in Epidemiology. Since 1997 he has been part of the full-time medical faculty at one of the two major teaching hospital affiliates of Brown University. His current research focuses on the relationship between kidney and cardiovascular disease. Bostom is also the editor of the newly-released book The Legacy of Jihad, a compendium of writings, both modern and ancient, on the uniquely Islamic institution of Jihad. I interviewed him via email over this past week.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 18, 2005 7:23 AM
Comments

Paul:
Thank you for pointing out this book, which seems very interesting, from an unlikely author.

I was called for jury duty (Phoenix, AZ) yesterday on a burglery case involving a victim who only spoke arabic and would need an interpreter. I was surprised to learn that 2 of the 45 potential jurors spoke arabic.

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2005 7:39 PM

RE: The title:

"Because we have different and far more effective social institutions."

or

"It's unique because it's too ineffective for other societies to copy."

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at October 19, 2005 4:02 PM

Yes, our jihad works.

Posted by: oj at October 19, 2005 4:07 PM

We have no jihad.

Posted by: Paul Cella at October 24, 2005 11:34 AM

We don't call it jihad, we just require people to Reform their societies to resemble ours.

Posted by: oj at October 24, 2005 12:23 PM
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