New Book: The Crisis of Islam

Bernard Lewis is a Historian and a Professor Emeritus in Near Eastern Studies at the Princeton University. He is also known as a political commentator and public intellectual and is regarded as an authority on Islam and its relations to the West.

Some titles of his books are e.g.:

  • What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East (2002),
  • Semites and Anti-Semites (1986),
  • The Muslim Discovery of Europe (2001),
  • Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East (2010) and recently
  • The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror.

In a TV-interview Professor Lewis talks about such matters as

  • terrorism against the West and Muslim fundamentalism,
  • the failure of implementing democracy in the Middle East,
  • the impact of Wahabism in Saudi-Arabia,
  • the question of peace with Israel,
  • the influence of nazism in Irak and some other places in the Muslim world,
  • the lack of separatism between religion and government in the Muslim world,
  • the lack of modernization within Islam and its consequences such as the absence of peace,
  • the relation of Islam to Judaism and Christianity,

and a lot more. Here’s the interview!