American Historians Present Jihadi Terrorists as Western Allies

Considering that Muslims have at times allied with Europeans, sometimes even against fellow Muslims, why present Muslim attacks on Europe throughout history as ideologically driven — as jihads ("holy wars") against the infidel?  Why not see them all as generic wars? This is the main point of an apologia being leveled against my book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.  Thus, weeks before my recent lecture at the U.S. Army War College, another speaker was brought in to present an "alternative view." That speaker was John Voll,* professor emeritus of Islamic history and past associate director of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  (This center was "gifted" 20 million dollars from Prince Alwaleed — a Wahhabi who suggested that the 9/11 attacks were based on America's position "toward the...(Read Full Article)
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