Andrew G. Bostom

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Andrew G. Bostom is an American author who deals frequently with the subject of Islam.

Profile and career[edit]

Bostom, a polemicist according to C. Krogt (himself an Islam critic),[1] is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (2005), a work which provides an analysis of Jihad based on an exegesis of translations of Islamic primary sources done by other writers on the topic,[2] and the editor of 2008 anthology of primary sources and secondary studies on the theme of Muslim antisemitism, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History.[3] In October 2012, Bostom published his third compendium Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism (Prometheus Books). He has published articles in the New York Post, Washington Times, New York Daily News, National Review Online, American Thinker, Pajamas Media, and FrontPage Magazine.[4]

Bostom has stated that Islam and Islamism are "synonymous". This view is criticized by professor Bassam Tibi who states that most Muslims in the world are not Islamists.[5] Matt Carr writing in Race & Class, described Bostom as a "protégé" of Bat Ye’or, and described Bostom's perspective of Islam as reducing to the acronym "‘MPED’ – massacre, pillage, enslavement and deportation".[6]


  1. ^ van der Krogt, Christopher (April 2010). "Jihad without apologetics". Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Routledge. 21 (2): 127–142. doi:10.1080/09596411003619764. ISSN 0959-6410 – via Academia.
  2. ^ Cosgrove-Mather, Bootie (December 14, 2005), "Going Medieval", CBS News.
  3. ^ "Islam's history of anti-Semitism", The Washington Times, May 20, 2008.
  4. ^ "Andrew G. Bostom". The Jewish Press. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Bassam Tibi (22 May 2012). Islamism and Islam. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0300160147.
  6. ^ Carr, M. (2006). "You are now entering Eurabia". Race & Class. 48: 1–22. doi:10.1177/0306396806066636. S2CID 145303405.

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