Andrew G. Bostom

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Andrew G. Bostom, MD, MS "is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University Medical School. He has published articles and commentary on Islam in the Washington Times, National Review, Revue Politique, FrontPage and other print and online publications. He is the editor of the recently released book "The Legacy of Jihad," a unique, extensive compilation includes Muslim theological and juridical texts, eyewitness historical accounts by both Muslim and non-Muslim chroniclers, and essays by preeminent scholars analyzing jihad war and the ruling conditions imposed upon the non-Muslim peoples conquered by jihad campaigns. The "Legacy of Jihad" reveals how, for well over a millennium, across three continents — Asia, Africa, and Europe (including Kosovo) — non-Muslims who were vanquished by jihad wars, became forced tributaries (called dhimmi in Arabic), in lieu of being slain. Under the dhimmi religious caste system, non-Muslims were subjected to legal and financial oppression, as well as social isolation. Extensive primary and secondary source materials, many translated here for the first time into English, are presented, making clear that jihad conquests were brutal, imperialist advances, which spurred waves of Muslims to expropriate a vast expanse of lands and subdue millions of indigenous peoples. Finally, the book examines how jihad war, as a permanent and uniquely Islamic institution, ultimately regulates the relations of Muslims with non-Muslims to this day." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, American Council for Kosovo, accessed August 10, 2008.