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!